Count the Bad Mommies

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A Mamameea Assignment...

I worried about very little- physically that is- during my pregnancy.
I don't remember having nightmares about a stillbirth or a miscarriage or anything like that.
Maybe it was because I was practically still a kid myself, but the nightmares I could have had didn't occur to me. Like worrying about whether my baby would be whole or healthy... I just took it for granted that he would be.
The worries I did have were how I was going to cope as a single teenage mom... how I was going to do right by my son and my family.
And of course how I would handle having no contact with my son's paternal family and how I was going to explain all that to him in time.

My advice to newly expectant moms, or new moms... would be to ask for help if you think you need it.
Don't be afraid to ask your doctor questions, or call someone in the middle of the night if you're worried about something.
Your doctor may have heard the same questions over and over again- but that doesn't make it any less of a concern to you.