The day your pregnancy is confirmed is so special. Whether you already have kids or it's your first pregnancy, a confirmation of viability is validation that there's progress towards another chapter in life.
A common response to a confirmed pregnancy falls within the range of surprised to ecstatic. After the initial excitement calms down, stress and fear tend to be waiting to creep in. It can feel impossible not to get caught in a forward-thinking stress trap when you are pregnant. Once you are giving an estimated due date, everything on your calendar suddenly hinges around that day. A deadline is set.
Some things in life can be figured out and resolved before your baby's birthday, but other things can't fully be addressed until after the baby is born. Unfortunately, our brain doesn't always differentiate between the two. A mental trap during pregnancy is getting caught in a feedback loop of thinking about things that must get done, even things that aren't capable of being done anytime soon. We can obsess over the meticulous details of completing a task, but if the it's not
It's a waste of mental and emotional energy.