I'm sort of an anxious person by default, but birth control pills always keep it in check. I'm around 8 weeks now and am starting to get very anxious in the evenings. Sometimes I'll even wake up with a start in the middle of the night and have to get up and walk a bit or go to the restroom to get the startled feeling to go away.
My fears mostly revolve around sort of feeling trapped in my own body. I know it sounds silly, but the idea of getting really big and not being able to get away from my own, bloated body kind of scares me! Will I be able to breath when baby crushes my diaphragm? Will I feel sick and exhausted all the time?
Does anyone else feel like this and have you come up with any good coping mechanisms? I don't regularly work out and am waiting for my first appointment (18 July) to chat with my doctor about this stressed out feeling and to get the ok to do prenatal yoga and start a workout routine--which I hope will help with the anxiety.