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#1 of 7 Old 07-03-2008, 01:56 PM - Thread Starter
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i have a 2.5 year old and after two miscarriages i am pregnant with #2... :

my problem is that my emotions feel out of control.. i am yelling at my little one and hubby for the tiniest things... then i feel horribly guilty for doing that and for what the baby must be feeling.. sometimes i wonder if those other babies left me because i am a bad mother....

never felt this way with #1... my lovely hubby says it is hormones and stress. i wonder if i am losing my mind.!?!?

what do you think hormones? anxiety?
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#2 of 7 Old 07-03-2008, 04:02 PM
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Hormones and anxiety, definitely. Hang in there. I'm not a happy person when I'm pregnant. I'm doing better this pregnancy than in my last two but... I was a total basket case then, so almost anything is an improvement.
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I think it's just hormones. Be gentle on yourself. You feel bad, so you are NOT a bad mother. What I've learned to tell myself is that everything happens when it's supposed to happen. It wasn't the right time for those babies, it was nothing you did.

I almost left my husband in the first month of all 3 of my pregnancies. I get really crazy and hyper-hormonal especially at the beginning of pregnancy.

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I'm right there with you. I had 2 m/c's too, and while this pregnancy looks a lot more promising (I'm on progesterone this time and further along) I've been quite a monster yelling at my poor hubby and pets.

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#5 of 7 Old 07-03-2008, 06:18 PM - Thread Starter
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thank you, thank you, thank you all! hugs all around! i am feeling much more normal now hearing i'm not the only one!!!
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Is there a certain doctor I need to go to to test my hormone levels? Thanks
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Lins - your OB should be able to test you. If you are wanting to be checked for it causing emotions being out of control - I'm not sure they can test for that.

juniper.mama - add me to the list saying totally normal. Pregnancy really messed up my hormones all around. Watch out for PPD after you give birth. I was not diagnosed, but now, looking back, my new doc says not only did I have it, but it started within a couple months of getting pregnant (there's a different term for that). My depression does not looking like typical depression. When they did the postpartum PPD check I passed easily. But as time went by I was constantly at a high level of irritation so that I was losing my patience at every little thing. After a couple years of not being diagnosed I was even going into a rage at the littlest thing. I finally got help. And we are going to do placenta encapsulation this time too.

I am NOT saying this will happen to you. But please watch for it when the time comes. And I agree 110% with tiffanoodle; please don't take that as a sign you are a bad mother. It just doesn't happen that way. Our minds can think strange things when we are under stress. Be gentle with yourself. Go talk to a therapist if you can. I find that helps immensely. Make sure you get time to yourself & pamper yourself if you can. (I'll even give myself a manicure as a break).

Hang in there!

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