Lately I have been under a massive amount of stress ranging from work to my home life and its really taking a toll on me. I am 5 months preggo. What do you ladies do to destress? I asked my OB if all this stress will hurt the baby and he said it would not but how can it not? Dont some women go into preterm labor if they are under a lot of stress??
I just dont know what to do... I am crying at the drop of a hat and i know some of it has to do with the horomones but still its sooo hard Im afraid i will go into depression. sometimes i get bad cramps and really bad backaces which i dont know if its from stress or just plain ol preggo pain
I stress easily and so far it has gotten me nothing but trouble and more testing. When I stress ny blodd pressure goes up and now the Doctor is sending me for my 4th ultrasound and checkng me for preclampsia or hypertention. I heard that there is a hormone that helps deal with stress but then some Doctor's say stress is not good for you or the baby. Which is it, I don't know! I take a bath or get away from my problems if I can. I took a vacation knowing the problems would be there when I got back but I at least got a little bit of peace rather than stressing the whole time. Whenever I tense up again I think about how I am going to make my child nervous and jumpy and try to relax for my baby's sake. It's not proven that I know of that the baby really will turn out to be jumpy and so on but it makes me think twice before letting things get to me as much as they use too.
I am the same - also 23 weeks. I actually quit my job because my husband couldn't stand my crying every night and he asked me to. (I hated it anyway.) Now I cry every night about other stresses. I think some people just react like that in pregnancy. Some people are happy and great, some people can't take the hormones. I am going to visit my parents out of state to try to save my husband's sanity - I don't want to ruin my marriage cause I can't handle my own emotions. I talk to friends. I take baths, I meditate, I do yoga, I am normally pretty stable (most of the time). I still fly off the handle all the time and I still get mad over stuff I shouldn't. I've turned into a raving b___ and I know it, but somehow I can't stop. Maybe that's just how it is for some people. my doc says it won't hurt the baby either, but I think she just says that so I don't get more worked up.
You are not alone and most of us are stressed at some time or another. However I think what's important here is how you manage your stress. In my situation, I'm having marital troubles and lost my job when I told my employer I was pregnant. If I can't find a job soon we may have to sell our house since I was the one earning the most money. In any case, I was really stressed for weeks, crying, writing, questionning things... then my doctor suggested I talk to a therapist. Perhaps that will help you! It help me put things in perpsective a little so I try to relax more for the baby's sake (and mine I suppose). The stressers have not gone away but how I deal with all this crap has.