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The pandemic has had an impact on everyone, and has left many of us with bouts of anxiety, loneliness and depression. But for pregnant women, the repercussions of Covid and lockdown — with partners unable to attend antenatal and postnatal appointments, long-distance relationships and worry around bringing a newborn into current climate — have been all the more acute. But Peanut is spreading the message that you are not alone, and thousands of other women are experiencing the same emotions and angst behind closed doors all over the country.
Me, I have had issues sleeping at night most of my life. Cancel The title field is required! It's a bit of a rollercoaster, yes, but I'm really happy for you.
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Hi Kat, welcome to Beyond Blue forums Congratulations! The last few weeks have been tough due to the third trimester tiredness and feeling morning sickness again.
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I think my pregnancy hormones are making me really emotional as well. Also, maybe you are a little frightened too. Probably best if you see you dr about it, if you haven't already. Also, feel free to do a search in the BB website for the keyword sleep. Forum membership is open to anyone residing in Australia. Hi Kat Certainly sounds like you have everything worked out for yourself. Pregnancy is life changing - your hormones are changing, your shape is changing, clothes don't fit, the muscles in your groin hurt, the baby kicks at inappropriate times.
It's okay to be frightened.
You are currently: Home Get support Online forums. Yeah pregnancy is a very perculiar time, and your mind is sort of at the mercy of all the chemicals it needs to make in order to develop a healthy baby!
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up below for regular s filled with information, advice and support for you or your loved ones. Jackson85 Champion Alumni. I am always tired and still work full time in a high pressure job. You are correct, sometimes I need to just give him a little nudge in the right direction. Are there any gym or swimming classes for pregnant women in your area that you could ? Then, as we're both in the same place, she's no longer alone, and we can get out of the frustration together. PamelaR Champion Alumni.
Thanks so much Jackson. That's something I used to do, as did my husband. I just want to talk, to get it off my chest. You have 2 minutes left before being logged out. I think most times I feel lonely because I have a little person growing inside and I am usually up all night while everyone sleeps.
You must be excited even though you are lonely.
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Keep reaching out when you want to Kat. Kind regards PamelaR. Congratulations on your pregnancy! The only thing is that I have been feeling really lonely and borderline depressed. And if your husband is solution focused, you can tell him that the solution isn't solving the problem, it's feeling better about the problem, so in listening to and being with you in that moment, he's solving the problem of you being upset, and feeling alone.
I think connecting with your husband will help, as expecting fathers often worry that once that baby comes, they're going to be pushed down the pecking order which they are, and they must be but most men are used to being the centre of their partner's world. You talk about having a high pressure job.
Are you going to antenatal classes yet? Do you have other family around you can talk to, e.
Gym, weight lifting, prenatal classes!! Thanks Kat, that's great, I'm glad to hear it.
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Do you live in a rural or urban area? Certainly sounds like you have everything worked out for yourself. Stay in touch with us up below for regular s filled with information, advice and support for you or your loved ones. Now that I'm retired this is okay I get power naps and longer ones when I can.
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I live in an urban area and have been working out throughout my pregnancy, yoga makes me feel more in touch with my body and lifting weights makes me feel somewhat in control. Trying to support each other and make sure you're in it together is such a great goal, and you sound like you're in a great position to get things back on track : Congratulations again on the pregnancy, your life is about to change for the better.
Please select 'ok' to extend your session and prevent losing any content you are working on from being lost. Do you bring things home about work in your head that is? It's good you've come here. Sometimes men myself included!
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It's a good discussion by people about what works and what doesn't work for them. It's really common to feel lonely and isolated during pregnancy, so you are definitely not the only one. Have you thought about saying, please just listen, you don't have to solve my problem? Or is that too soon?
I try very hard to be that ear for my wife, and simply empathise with her, and be there in that moment with her, and share her frustration and her plight. The non sleeping isn't good. I am currently 30 weeks pregnant and am really happy about it, especially after my first being a loss.
As PamelaR said, sometimes people feel a problem needs a solution, and all that's required to help them understand you just need a vent, is a relatively simple conversation. Maybe he thinks this is what he needs to do? That's how I got my hubby to just listen. So please don't respond. Thank you so much for your reply.
If you bring it up in a way that you feel you need that extra love and treatment, rather than that he is doing the wrong thing by trying to provide solutions, I'm sure he'll be receptive. I do understand about how your hubby wants to 'fix the problem'. He surely wants to help you as best he can, sometimes we just miss the mark a little on what each other needs.
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Hi Pamela, Thank you so much for your reply. Before you can post or reply in these forums, please our online community. Trying to support each other and make sure you're in it together is such a great goal, and you sound like you're in a great position to get things back on track :.
I think I am going to talk it out more with my hubby, thinking he might not know how to help and feel helpless himself.