Paranoid and Pregnant?

So far this pregnancy I’ve visited and been admitted to the maternity unit at our local hospital on more than one occasion. Five in fact. The last visit (on Tuesday) did make me consider that I’ve become a little bit paranoid about boy bump being ok.

Tuesdays visit came after being admitted over night 3 times since 28th April and being seen in day assessment on 1 other occasion. This trip makes 5 in as many weeks.

The first 4 times I’ve been seen I’ve had bleeds and as I was considered higher risk (a low laying placenta which has now moved) led to admittance for observation on all but one occasion. It’s been stressful and scary to say the least. Talk of delivering my boy early, if there’s room in the neo natal unit and where I would have to go to if he is early. It’s a lot to take in.

So on Tuesday after tightenings for 2 mornings, some old blood discharge and me certain baby was not moving as much made me call up the maternity triage again. Me & Fizz packed a bag each (me expecting an overnight stay, Fizz for distraction), we called Gav and headed up to level 12 to be monitored again.

Th midwives were lovely. Baby was moving I just couldn’t feel them all, tightenings weren’t registering, an internal exam showed no fresh bleed. After 4.5 hours I was sent home with the same speech I’ve had quite a few times now. Come back in if you think there’s any change in baby moving, if any more bleeding and rest.

I always read my notes when I get home. The first person I saw had written how anxious I was in the notes due to previous admissions and to be honest I do feel a bit paranoid now as to what could/will happen.

As a result I’m now pretty much handing my freelance work over. I need to relax and try to enjoy this bump before I meet the baby boy.

Happy mum = happy baby after all.

Do I think I’m a bit more paranoid? Yes I do.

Would I go in again? Most certainly. It is ALWAYS better to get checked out!

If you are worried about any of what I’ve talked about above please contact your midwife or local antenatal unit. The quicker you get assessed the better. Better to be thought of as a paranoid mum then leave it too late.

A thank you to Susanne who private messaged me urging me to call up. It’s always great to have a friend who makes you feel less paranoid.


  1. Rachel Cooper
    June 5, 2014 / 11:49 am

    I always think it is much better to be paranoid when it comes to our bumps rather than to be too complacen! Glad all was OK x #bloggerbumpclub

  2. Molly Weaver
    June 5, 2014 / 12:38 pm

    I agree – it's absolutely better to be checked out. And I don't think you're being paranoid, I think it's absolutely natural to react in the way you have after the experiences you've had over the past few weeks. Rest up and I hope you get some relaxing time before little boy arrives. xxx

  3. June 5, 2014 / 1:18 pm

    Definitely worth getting it checked out – much better to be paranoid and get seen, than sit at home and try and pretend things are ok when you feel they aren't. Soo glad everything is ok by the way! Good for you with handing over the work stuff, happy mum and happy baby are definitely the most important things! xx #blogbumpclub

  4. June 5, 2014 / 1:27 pm

    Looking fab Chelle! Glad to hear you are planning on relaxing from here on out. Hoping it’s a smooth ride until he arrives x

  5. June 5, 2014 / 8:54 pm

    I don’t think you’re paranoid at all. But I guess the more experiences you have the more information you get. Which can educate and reassure but also scare. You’re doing fab and great the placenta has moved x

  6. June 6, 2014 / 7:29 pm

    It’s such a shame you’ve been through all this hun, but it is absolutely right to call them no matter whether you think you’re being paranoid or not! Far better to feel paranoid than to risk baby’s health. I hope things are much calmer for you over the rest of your pregnancy xx #BlogBumpClub

  7. June 7, 2014 / 7:49 am

    Chelle, you are definitely doing the right thing each time you go in. You don't have a crsytal ball or xray vision to see what is going on inside there so you need to be checked over. I'm so glad you are handing over and slowing down. x x x

  8. In The Spiral
    June 10, 2014 / 5:54 pm

    I think it's wonderful that you're staying on top of your concerns Chelle. Although our experiences are unique in pregnancy, we all have fears, worries, and frankly yes a bit of paranoia – but its normal and healthy as long as you're receiving care. Sounds like your little one is happy in there and I admire that you're taking steps to relax and enjoy these precious moments before the birth ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. June 14, 2014 / 1:51 pm

    I think its a good thing that you get checked out if you have concerns! better to be safe then sorry. I hope the rest of your pregnancy is easier. you look fab! take care x
    Steph |

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