Physically and emotionally drained.....
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|Sat, 11-07-2009 - 9:54am|
Firstly - congratulations to everyone on their pregnancies! :)
This is my first message here, and I'm hoping for some advice and reassurance and perhaps a pregnancy buddy :).
I feel totally alone and really scared, I don't know what to expect or what's normal and what isn't.
I am 34, been married for 5 years and am approximately 8 weeks pregnant.
I suffer lots of health issues (chronic back pain, migraines, depression, gastric troubles and I also have polycystic ovaries). So actually, I never expected to fall pregnant at all! The doctors said it was highly unlikely without fertility treatment.
Basically I'm feeling really low and anxious, sick and tired.
My back is bothering me, I've had lots of headaches, am not sleeping well and I have this nausea, which comes and goes, (but mostly stays). I'm not actually sick, I just feel it - lots.
On top of feeling physically lousy, I am SO scared about the whole pregnancy thing. I think I'm possibly still in shock? ( I found out for sure 2 weeks ago) And It just all seems SO huge and frightening. I can't get my head around it really.
Is this normal? physically and emotionally? to be feeling like this. My first midwife appointment is November the 11th (in 4 days time).
I just feel so alone, scared and generally low. My husband is totally great, but he doesn't really understand, my mother passed away when I was a teenager, and my friends all live far away.
Any advice will be truly gratefully received. :)
Take care everyone and God Bless.