Why Googling During Your Pregnancy Will Drive You Nuts (and what to do instead)

 

Is your internet search history filled with questions about your high-risk pregnancy? 

 

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Having a high-risk pregnancy means you have to learn a brand new language of medical terminology, which can be scary and overwhelming.

 

It's very common for moms with pregnancy complications to make a beeline to the internet to find out what their latest diagnosis means for them, their baby and the rest of the pregnancy.

 

You start googling and your simple question has spawned 10 follow-up questions and you still have no good answers. 

 

You scour the depths of the internet, join online forums and Facebook groups for high-risk moms desperately looking for answers....for hope.

 

The longer and harder you look, the more confused and overwhelmed you become. Before you know it, you find yourself awake, for the third night in a row, as you peer onto your tiny phone screen, panicked.

 

In this video, I share with you

  • why avoiding Google isn't the answer

  • 3 tips on how to use the internet during your high-risk pregnancy so you can feel informed instead of overwhelmed

 

The Short and Sweet

It's ok to search on the internet. Being informed about your pregnancy complications is important to helping you make medical decisions for you and your baby that you can feel confident about.

 

There are 3 ways to make sure that you don't fall down the internet rabbit hole.

 

This way you can know what information applies to you and which is unnecessarily causing you to get worked up:

 

  1. Filter your google searches before you start. Ask your doctor what you will find if you search online about your pregnancy complication so you know what applies to you and what doesn't.

  2. Limit your time. Allow yourself to search the internet until the alarm goes off. This will give you time to focus on the information you really want to know about without getting side-tracked.

  3. Share what your find with your doctor. Take a list of research articles and advice from other high-risk moms to your next appointment and ask your doctor to review the information and explain why it applies to your situation or not.

 

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Your Turn!

 

How do you research your pregnancy complications online without working yourself up into a panic? 

 

Leave your comments below. I would love to hear from you! 

 

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