Whether it’s gestational diabetes, an incompetent cervix or placenta previa, when you find out you have pregnancy complications, a very natural reaction is to feel scared.
You’re afraid of what this means for your baby and his/her future. You want to do everything in your power to protect your baby.
You will do anything if that meant you could ensure that your baby would be safe.
Unfortunately, high-risk pregnancies often don’t always have straightforward solutions.
Sometimes there aren’t solutions at all other than wait and see.
This can fuel your fear even more leaving you feeling even more helpless and out of control.
If this sounds like you, this listen to the audio below.
In this audio, I share with you:
what fear really is
how fear shows up in your body
4 steps to manage your fear so you can regain some feeling of control during your complicated pregnancy
The Short and Sweet
Fear during a high-risk pregnancy is rational. But that doesn’t mean you need to let the fear control you, dictate the decisions you make.
You can gain some control over this overwhelming situation as best as possible. Here's how:
Name your present fears. There's a lot to be scared about in a high-risk pregnancy. Thinking about everything at once can be overwhelming. Be clear. In this particular moment, what exactly are you afraid of in this moment?
Turn the what if into a what is. There is a lot of uncertainty with a complicated pregnancy and that can be really scary for moms. Instead of looking forward, look into the present. What do you know as true right now?
Don't forget to breathe. Fear makes us breathe quickly which tells our bodies to continue to be afraid. Deep breathing can help you calm down.
Reach out for help. Talk to friends, loved ones, or jump on the phone with me for 10 minutes and I can give you advice on how to break that cycle of fear so you can regain some control during your pregnancy.
By owning your fear and working through it, you can gain some control over your complicated pregnancy. (Tweet that!)
Your Turn! How often do you feel afraid? How do you cope when you’re feeling terrified?
Leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you!