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Posted by: PUDDEL | 2003/02/18

DEPRESSED

my husband and I have been trying to fall pregnant for the last 3 years. still no luck
we both were tested he's fine and now I find out that I have diabetes and has to loose some
weight and take glugophage for the next 7 months before we can even consider going on
fertility drugs thats almost another year. I see al these moms2B and I get green with envy and
somethimes even nasty. my sister in law just had a baby and now my best friend is also pregnant
it makes me sick!! why can't I just fall pregnant and be happy??
It feels like al of a sudden every body is falling pregnant and having babies like bloody rabbits
except for me!!

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Dear Puddel,
Yes, it must be frustrating and annoying. But its very fortunate that you've discovered the diabetes, and that you keep to the right treatments --- there's no point in struggling to have a babyunless you properly look after that baby's mother and her long-term health !
I suppose it does feel that everyone's getting pregnant ( apart from Cybershrink and a couple of others ) but of course this is a matter of selective attention --- you aren't looking out for or attending to, people who are not falling pregnant. It's like when you're waiting for someone to fetch you, and you know they'll be driving a blue car --- suddenly, the streets seem to be full of blue cars.
Some counselling might be a good idea, not simply to help towards relieving your anxiety and frustration, but because doing so can significantly improve your chances of falling pregnant.

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