Maggie in VA (Login maggie1961) Posted Jul 26, 2012 1:29 PM
I was smiling ear to ear reading your post, but I can only imagine how hard it is to believe after your m/c's. And I think it is good to stay cautiously optimistic in the first trimester, regardless. Personally, I think you start to decompress in stages. Honestly, I was a nervous wreck between U/S's for the first 4-5 months. I didn't feel my twins till, hmmmm, 22-23 weeks?, probably b/c I had a placenta anterior. That didn't help matters at all.
I think this is the time for positive visualization, connecting with your embryo, sending him or her love and positive energy. Sing to him/her. Visualize him or her growing bigger and stronger in your womb. And I'm not a particular new-agey person, actually. I do believe in the mind's ability to affect your systems, though, especially your autoimmune system, but in any case, I think focusing on your child instead of your anxiety can only help.