I don't really know what to say. This is my first pregnancy. I'm 27 years old, in three months I'm marrying the love of my life, this pregnancy was planned, but it doesn't change the fact that I'm feeling totally overwhelmed right now.
I just have this overwhelming desire for someone to lead me through this, holding my hand the entire way. I've been asking random strangers for advice, which is actually how I ended up here. A lovely woman in the grocery store was kind enough to tell me whether or not it's safe for me to eat shrimp and then tell me a thousand other things as well. (Thanks)
But she said that the forums here are the only way she ever made it through her pregnancy, so I'm hoping they'll do the same for me. Having support is important, so we should all be in this together.
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If you're interested in working through your fears regarding pregnancy and birth, I recommend the book Birthing From Within. As far as information about pregnancy goes, I LOVED The Natural Pregnancy Book by Aviva Jill Romm.
Best of Luck!
I can remember very well how terified I was at that time.
My biggest fear was birth, so I started researching that and, at first, I got even more terified, but after reading a lot I managed to take good decisions and had a nice natural birth. At the time I wasn't into discussion forums - looking back I think it would have saved me a lot of time to come to this forum. The discussions are very informative and they are real shortcuts to internet searches.
Originally Posted by mesmerize138
I just have this overwhelming desire for someone to lead me through this, holding my hand the entire way.
Have a great pregnancy!
Yeah, it can be scary... but it is also a beautiful, wonderful time. Pregnancy is such a short time in our lives- try an enjoy as much as you can!
And there are so many people here that know so many wonderful things.
And as for book recommendations, William Sears (he's the author- you can find his book at the bookstore or in the library) is popular around here!
Don't forget to check out "I Am Pregnant" forum http://www.mothering.com/discussions...splay.php?f=19
I think you'll be able to find lots of good advice and support here. Be sure to check out the pregnancy forums and join your due date club there!
I was terrified when I found out I was pregnant too, but I learned a lot about it by reading and finding support on the internet and it really helped.
i wish i had enough foresight to seek this forum out while i was pregnant. i just found it myself and my dd is 2! these wonderful people will help you along for sure.
good luck and remember to eat your greens
"Anytime you worry because you've never been a mother before, remember this: This baby has never HAD a mother before, either. You learn together!"
HUGS! And congratulations!
There's a lot to be said for trusting your body, and trusting Mother Nature. If you like to meditate or pray, you could try looking within yourself for some inner wisdom and peace. You could talk to your body, and talk to your baby - ask them what they think they need.
If you like to read, a book I love is Our Babies, Ourselves by anthropologist Meredith Small. It's not a parenting book per se, but it does look at parenting and babies in cultures around the world. It is a wonderful glimpse into what babies are adapted by evolution to expect and want, and how parents around the world fulfill those needs.
Best wishes for a peaceful and uneventful pregnancy!
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Congratulations on your pregnancy. You'll do just fine, trust me. You will surprise yourself. I can remember being pregnant for the first time and the overwhelming feeling.
Gosh how I wish I would have found this forum at that time. Why couldn't I have met that stranger....
Anyway, here is one forum you gotta visit: It's theVaccine Forum, because one of the first things they'll ask is whether you want to vaccinate your newborn with the Hepatitis B vaccine and that is crazy.
That is a disease of prostitutes and needle users. Why would a baby ever need that type of vaccine.
At the very least you have to know that vaccines are not a law and you can refuse any or all of them.
Good luck on your journey to full term.
Hope to see you often.
And w e l c o m e !
Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials and your PG! Looks like the PPs have offered lots of great advice. Good luck and enjoy the forums!
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Me, DH, DS1, DS2, November 2012 , July 2013 , March 2014
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I guess I knew that other women would have been terrified at first as well, but it sure is nice to actually hear it!
And now to have this much support showed to me right away ... wow! You are all amazing!
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Can't wait to have the opportunity to get to know you all better!
I agree with all of the pp's.... We are all a bit "nervous" (yeah... understatement huh!) at the beginning but it will get better!
You have found a great place to learn and hang out!
See you on the birth board hopefully!
Mama to Xavier (July 02) , Colin (Sept 04), Khéna(Nov 06) & Wilhelmina (Jan 10)
I love it because it really is based on a follow-your-heart kind of philosophy(sp) which just makes things happier (and easier) all the way around
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I had my last 2 babies in Cambridge!
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I think if you weren't a little bit terified you wouldn't be normal. Just listen to your gut and surround yourself with like minded mamas and papas. You're off to a good start being here