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Comment #4625813 by Dan Higgins

Dan Higgins Jan 6th 2016, 8:32 AM #

Although I myself have never been pregnant, my wife has and it is one of the scariest things going! You’re constantly worrying, waiting and watching! The important thing is to talk about it when it’s not ok and you’re not feeling great! It’s not all sunshine and rainbows! Unfortunately most of what you publicly hear about is how great it is and how amazing it is. If you’re not feeling it it’s ok, just talk to somebody about it. I think my wife found it easier to share her thoughts about what was going on and we were lucky in that we could talk through any of the pregnancy issues that arose. I supported her and she most certainly supported me (when she wasn’t randomly falling asleep :) ).

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Pregnancy is meant to be an exciting, happy time. So, what happens if you don't feel that way?

Pregnancy is meant to be an exciting, happy time. So, what happens if you don't feel that way?

Pregnant women who find themselves depressed often feel a lot of guilt, writes Catriona Spellman.

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    Jan 6th 2016, 11:34 AM

    Dan I completely agree with you. I’m in the same boat at the moment,my wife is only a few weeks pregnant with our first child.There are things that we had to go through at the weekend hospital wise,not knowing if everything was ok.. We left the hospital still not 100% sure because it’s too early for a scan so it’s just a day by day routine at the moment. Plenty of rest and water etc but she is stressing herself out worrying if something is wrong. It’s like walking on eggshells in case the worst happens.

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    Jan 6th 2016, 7:00 PM

    I feel your pain on that one! We went through a scare like that at the start of her pregnancy! Never knew how much I could want something until I thought we lost it! It was a long and agonising week waiting for any answers! Nothing you can do but keep the head and look after yourselves! Thankfully in our case everything worked out ok in the end and hopefully it will for ye guys too :) All you can do is relax and try take your mind off it!

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    Feb 13th 2016, 9:27 AM

    Hey, I hope things worked out ok?

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