Losing my $h1T (scuze my French)!
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|Sat, 03-27-2010 - 10:37pm|
I have worked hard to maintain a positive outlook throughout my pregnancy thus far, but circumstances have begun to push me to my limit. Admittedly, I got myself into most of these circumstances (and this pregnancy) and if I could have foreseen it, I would have done things very differently a year ago. I am in the midst of trying to have my first child, single and age 42 (43 by my due date), coping with challenging financial circumstances, and now my mother has just been found to have a brain tumor, and I am trying to be there for her and my father. In the midst of this, I have older sisters who keep rubbing my nose in my past mistakes (I don't consider getting pregnant, however unpreparedly, to be one of them) rather than offering me any support. Having my every move questioned when I'm trying to do the best I can is becoming difficult. There are so many other things that can go wrong, I don't want a state of high stress to take its toll during this pregnancy.
Counseling? Yoga? Meditation? Other relaxation techniques??? Any advice on ways to de-stress during pregnancy would be much appreciated.