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Advice on waiting for 7wk scan?

Hi ladies, I feel a bit awful writing this because I know I’m so lucky to have gotten my bfp, when some of you are going through so much, but I’m really struggling with anxiety that I’m going to lose the pregnancy.

I have no reason to think I’ll have a miscarriage, because to my knowledge I’m not at risk or anything but I’m just so scared something will go wrong, I keep thinking I can’t get excited about being pregnant because it’s all going to get taken away from me. It’s been so long to get here and all I’ve wanted for so long is to be a mum.

My 7wk scan is on the 28th, has anyone else experienced this anxiety and have any suggestions to make the wait easier?

I know being a little worried is normal but I cried on Saturday because my nausea went away and I thought it meant something was wrong, most people are happy not to have morning sickness!

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My anxiety has been through the roof. I have suffered with miscarriage previously so I have felt like I can't allow myself to be happy incase it's all taken away again. It's a self preservation thing.

We had a scan last week at 6w+6d and again at 7w and both were fine. I'm very nervous still. I have had a tiny bit of nausea but I wouldn't class it as MS if that makes sense. I was convinced last week that something was going to be wrong so when everything was fine I burst into tears as I really wasn't expecting it. I don't feel like I have the weight of the world on my shoulders anymore as such but I still don't have the gleeful excitement either.

I feel like I'm robbing myself of the experience but I can't help it.

You're not alone. X

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I’m glad everything is going well with your pregnancy, if I figure out a way to relax and stop worrying I’ll let you know :)

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At night try a relaxation music video from YouTube. There is one that lasts 30mins and I'm yet to make it to the end and always have a good sleep. X

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Good idea, thank you :)

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It doesn’t get any easier, I felt and fill like something will go wrong as it’s taken me so long to get to where I am. I’m currently just over 17 weeks and worry every day,

Try to keep your self busy all the time, and try to think positive,

Congratulations on your pregnancy wishing you all the best xx

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Thank you

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I'm sorry but all I can say is try keep busy the mind is, a powerful thing though and even when you are busy you still worry. Try keep positive and remember symptoms can come and go and others don't get symptoms also. Try keep positive for your little bean. Congratulations hun.💗🤗😘

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Thank you, I’m trying to not focus on it and distract myself, so I guess I just have to hope for the best

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Have you considered hypnotherapy? I started Hypnotherapy a few months ago because after failed ivf in July I was really struggling to be positive and thinking of my 2nd round. I feel loads better now, it’s really made a difference to my state of mind. In the next few weeks I will be starting Hypnotherapy specifically aimed at ivf, hopefully that will be successful and I will continue Hypnotherapy throughout my first trimester at least.

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I haven’t really thought of hypnotherapy, I might look it up and see what is available near me. I used to do yoga a few times a week and I stopped because I didn’t feel up to it during the ivf process and then I’ve been to scared to go back, but I think that will probably help as well. Thanks for your suggestion :)

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I went back to yoga today for the first time in months! I struggled!

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Hi Runner90. Oh dear! Just try and keep busy, and try not to let lack of symptoms bother you. That's just as normal as having your head down the toilet all the time! Not long to wait to meet your little "bean". Happy pregnancy. Diane

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Thank you

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xx

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I feel the same! Omg I'm not the only one it's so hard I went to work today and keeping occupied is the best thing xx

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Hi, I felt exactly the same as you. And I think a lot of ladies on here have. We read about so much heartbreak and it’s taken so much to get to where we are now that it’s only normal to fear that the same thing could happen to us. I found the wait for the 7 week scan worse than the 2ww! I have no advice about how to get through it I’m afraid other than to know you’re not alone.

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It is good to know I’m not the only one, I feel like I’m driving myself crazy! I have relaxed a little today though so hopefully that continues!

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Only natural you feel like this, I tried deeb breathing ,and everytime I feel anxious I rub or cuddle my belly and say mummy’s keeping you right here, 💗💙🌈👣 once you see your wee one on that scanner and here the heartbeat you will feel such relief 🤞💋💋

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