Thursday, May 3, 2012

Wouldn't It Be Sort Of Cool?

I talked about this before, but how awesome would it be to find out you were pregnant way after the fact?  I know some magical women cherish every single moment of their pregnancy and then miss being pregnant after they give birth but this makes absolutely no sense to me.  To tell you the truth, I'm so worried about being pregnant.  It's taken me a while to gather my thoughts on this so this is just an introduction to talking about my anxiety and how it could be affected by pregnancy.

In my perfect world, I would wake up one day and be ten weeks pregnant and say "wow, this is pretty cool."  I'd walk around for a day or two being happy about the pregnancy.  Then I'd wake up the next day and be 24 weeks pregnant.  And then I think I could make it from there.  Or at least if I found out I couldn't handle it, I'd only have hopefully a few more months of anxiety and stress.

I've done a lot of research on this issue and it looks like 50% of women with diagnosed anxiety prior to pregnancy see a decrease in their anxiety during pregnancy.  Only 25% see an increase in anxiety.  So that means I have a 75% chance that I will be at least as okay as I am today then I will when pregnant.  While that makes me feel good, I also know what it's like to be on the losing end of statistics.

I don't watch the t.v. show "I didn't know I was pregnant" but I know that generally people think those women are crazy.  I think they're sort of lucky.  If I woke up tonight in labor I would be so happy!  People may call me crazy, but hey, free baby!


  1. I completely agree. I've always wondered what that would be like to not know what's going on and then *poof* you're magically several weeks pregnant. It's amazing how many fertiles have no idea what kind of perfection has to happen in their bodies to produce and hang on to a pregnancy.

  2. I think it would be nice to be suddenly 13 weeks pregnant and out of the "worry" phase....but if I woke up in labor I would FREAK OUT. What if I had been drinking the previous 9 months (likely if I didn't know I was pregnant)? I wouldn't have any baby items- important things like car seats, cribs, clothes, etc. No, that wouldn't be good for me at all!