Does the anxiety ever go away?!

I’ve just had my 20 weeks scan and baby was absolutely fine but I still have this constant thought in my head that somethings going to go wrong! I thought that once I got to the 20 week scan my anxiety would ease but if anything it's worse. i still dont want to buy anything but my MIL is coming from bristol to buy us a pram this weekend and my mum keeps suggesting about buying the nursery furniture. i am feeling baby move although it does seem to of lessened the last couple days. Im just so tired of being this anxious all the time about it!
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You’re not alone and it’s perfectly normal to feel anxious. I always tell myself if something was wrong my body would tell me, I know it’s hard but just try and think of it as what ever happens will happen and you can’t change it. Always here if you want to chat x

They've put me in "NHS talking therapy" because I keep talking about how nervous I am to the midwife..... It's not designed for pregnant people specifically, and therefore, it's not especially helpful, but I appreciate what they're trying to do, and may be worth looking into it if you think learning some techniques to deal with anxiety may help!?

I'm exactly the same, every day pretty much worry that somethings wrong. I think about buying stuff then put it off just incase. Your not alone. X

I don't think the anxiety ever goes away. I'm 22+4 and still anxious. I think I will until she's safely here and even then it's different worries after they are born. My anxiety at the moment are over movements. Until I feel definite kicks I won't settle.

I’m so sorry to hear you’re feeling this way. I have been experiencing the same. It has lessened slightly after my 20 week scan. But I think it’s because I’m on a bit of a high after it which will fade soon. Please feel free to message me if you want to talk at all. Just some of the things I’ve been doing to help manage my anxiety are: Affirmations before bed. Writing out some pregnancy affirmations Meditations Getting out and moving my body. Going for a walk really helps me. If there is some exercise you enjoy? In the first 12 weeks I was a mess & the only thing that helped was going for a swim. Journalling I have been seeing a therapist (pre pregnancy) but those sessions are coming to an end soon so I feel a bit nervous about that. Have you mentioned this to your midwife? She referred me to a Mental Health Midwife team. One of them has been giving me a call & keeping in touch via email which has been good. But I have an official appointment coming up to talk through options.

I’m the same, won’t buy anything, won’t let myself believe I’m having her, got really bad gut feeling for no reason really, I don’t think it will go away until she’s here xx

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