I’m Still Scarred From My Past

Dear Sara,

When I was about ten years old my Mom had a baby that was born with multiple problems and disfigured. It only lived about a week and I only saw it once but the sight of it stays with me still. I am married now and pregnant for the first time. I am terrified that my baby will be like my long ago sibling. How can I get through this?

Dear Jackie,

You can get through this by taking good care of yourself. I’m sure that you have seen a doctor and he or she is checking up on everything. Usually, you get to see a picture of your baby and you can see how he or she is doing. Your M.D. might also want to do an amniocentesis. Your part is to eat right and take care of yourself. The odds are in your favor to have a healthy baby.

Good luck.

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