Spot the signs of pregnancy paranoia

Your doctor is telling you to watch your blood pressure, maybe your bump is a cm off scale this week, and you have pain in places you didn’t know existed. Don’t freak out. You’re just having your latest dose of pregnancy paranoia.

You are pregnant and this comes with a certain level of anxiety and emotional strain that really only other mummies can understand. You are carrying your own little miracle and, since the moment you heard the word positive, you instantly inherited a maternal instinct like no other – to protect.

10. You panic if everything is not perfect.

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If you are always expecting the worst and dread your check-ups for fear that something could be wrong. Try not to let your fears consume you. It is normal to feel anxious but try and accept your pregnancy. Some are more complicated than others. Panicking will only upset you more and cause stress to you and your little one.

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If you said yes to more than one or two of these things, you might want to talk to your doctor about prenatal paranoia. Pregnancy is supposed to be a joyous time assuming there are no real worries. Enjoy this time of your life and don’t let the worries consume your life.

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