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Please tell me I'm not the only one who has nightmares that something's gone wrong. The newest one was last night, where at my midwives' appt they told me that I couldn't possibly be (10 weeks) pregnant because at that point, I should be big enough that eight human hands would be needed to encircle my pregnant belly at the front, and right now you only need two hands (which is true, I can rest my two hands on the emerging abdominal area, and that's adequate). Also, my urine test was showing so much sugar that there was only a 10% chance of survival for me, and a 1% chance for the baby. Now, I know these dreams are crazy, but is it just my obsessive worrying, repressed during the day, that is causing these nightmares? Or is my subconscious telling me that something's really wrong? I've never had a dream about this pregnancy where everything is normal.
 

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(((Hugs)))<br><br>
There are so many question marks in our lives when we're pg that of course our brain has to rehash them at night while we're sleeping. It doesn't mean much, as you know, but it can be SO scary anyway.
 

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I've had a ton of these. I've several miscarriage dreams, which are the most disturbing. But things are still going along, so I don't believe they're at all prophetic...probably just my worries coming to light.
 

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I've had both miscarriage dreams and birth defect dreams. They are so disturbing and unsettling. They've decreased since we saw the heartbeat at the first OB appt.
 

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Thanks for making me feel less nuts! I think I'd be the same as you, Amberbella, about feeling better after hearing the heartbeat. Slightly unfortunately, my midwives don't use ultrasound or, at this stage, Doppler, so at 10 weeks I don't have much proof I'm pregnant, and I think that's where the anxiety is coming from. Sure, I've had 2 positive pregnancy tests, about four weeks apart, my periods is two months late, and I feel like I've been hit by a truck, but I still have this secret worry that I screwed up somewhere and couldn't possibly be pregnant! Hopefully at my next appointment (12 weeks), they'll be able to at least feel the uterus rising. Thanks for the reassurance!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I've had both miscarriage dreams and birth defect dreams. They are so disturbing and unsettling. They've decreased since we saw the heartbeat at the first OB appt.</div>
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I know you don't have much proof at this stage, but remember that the VAST majority of women who get a bfp are thoroughly and satisfyingly slathered in icky baby poo 9 months later... :))))<br><br>
So that's really about all the evidence you need.
 

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I haven't had any "baby" dreams, but have had two nightmares... Okay don't read if you have a weak stomach, they're kinda distrubing.<br><br>
Last week, I dreamt I worked in some form of a circus, where someone decided to let one of the lions loose, and I had to jump onto a pedestal to get away.. And then "Hulk Hogan" was one on the trainers/gladiators, and he decided he was going to fight one of the tigers, by "mauling" it..<br>
**This one freaked me out, I couldn't even talk about it for a few days..<br><br>
Last night I dreamt my brothers girlfriend, was on "Jeopardy" and was electrocuted by the "buzzer", this didn't something to her brain, and enabled her to determine she needed to commit suicide. My brother tried to stop her but she I guess finally succeeded by jumping off her porch balcony". I luckily awoke myself at this point...<br><br>
After last night, I'm getting a little freaked out, and am scared to go to sleep tonight.
 

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Yep, more bad dreams over here. I NEVER remember my dreams, but I've woken up from a nightmare each of the past few nights. Hopefully it's one of those first trimester things, since I'm pretty attached to my sleep!
 

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I have them too. I have had a few nightmares this time around. Last time I had PSYCHO nightmares all the time.<br><br>
I also had lots of anxiety dreams, where I would have the baby home and realize that I hadn't fed him in five days. I had one that I was trying to nurse him and he suddenly looked like a kitten and he was trying to latch on with his teeth. I told whoever was with me in the dream and they said, "It's normal. They all look like kittens or puppies at that age."
 
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