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Can't sleep

mrsktobe 11 years ago
Posts: 2 | Joined: 30th Aug 06
Hello all,

This is all so new to me and whilst I am so excited I am absolutely terrified at the same time! I am almost 5 weeks pregnant with my first baby and apart from the sore boobs, constipation and bloating I haven't felt too bad.( Thank goodness for prunes and sports bras!) However,
for almost 1 week I have found I can't sleep. Well, that's not exactly it- I fall asleep very easily at night but am waking up in the early hours and can't get back off again. I am now exhausted and am worried for my baby. But am stuck in a cycle of stressing about not sleeping then of it harming the baby ,so I can't sleep and am worried that every little twinge may be a sign of something bad:(

Has anyone else experienced this? my mum has suggested milky drinks before bed which I have tried, but am still waking up about 3-4 a.m. I am just so tired now and it is even affecting me at work- just feel useless.

I also get married in 2 months, so maybe it is just all the major life changes happening at once ( moved house 4 weeks ago too!)! Although I am so happy about everything and my hubby to be is over the moon,( not sure as yet whether I am going to fit into my beautiful wedding dress though!)

I also wish it was possible to see a midiwfe before 12-13 weeks. I know that sounds incredibly selfish, but this is all so new to me and it would just be nice to talk to a professional to put my mind at rest. My first meeting with the midwife is not until I am 13 weeks gone and that just seems like an age away!My doctor just told me to take folic acid and that I might feel sick and that was about it! Is it normal to be this paranoid and worried?Thanks for reading.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,

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