Hello, my name is Rachel, I have three kids and one more on the way. I've always been a worrier-I used to worry about everything under the sun from the time I was old enough to actually know what a worry was. Since I've had children, it's intensified immensely. I'm literally driving myself crazy worrying about their health. I'll wake up in the middle of the night just because I feel like I might've missed a problem with them during the day, and I have to go check on them all, then I go back to bed just to worry about whatever new problem I'm afraid might've popped up. Today is my 2nd son's 2nd birthday, and rather than having a fun day with him, I've been absolutely terrified that one side of his face might be paralyzed. He fell a few days ago and really busted his little lip, so I'm pretty sure the reason he can't smile fully is because of that, but one tiny thought about it being something more serious this morning has led me to an absolutely miserable day-which causes guilt because it's his birthday and I shouldn't be so crazy! I've actually got stressed induced tachycardia because of my worry, which has only made me more upset over the health of my unborn baby. My poor husband is at the end of his rope (so am I) and I'd love to know if anyone has any effective coping methods. I can't afford to keep getting my kids checked out for what turns out to be absolutely nothing-I'm sure the doctor rolls his eyes when I'm not looking. I absolutely don't want my kids to be sick, so I'm pretty sure it's not that, I'm just terrified they'll get something serious if I overlook anything, no matter how small it seems.