My wife’s due date is August 3rd. We’re having a girl. And I’m scared.
My pain has gone way up, and my fear has too. I am doing lots of calming things: being outside in nature, swimming, taking baths, doing Feldenkrais and inquiry and meditating. But still, my nervous system is reacting strongly.
I wish I knew some parents with chronic pain. I want to ask them, How was the birth of your child? What’s it like to be a parent with pain? I wish I had a support group to talk about this stuff with. But I haven’t found a community yet. I’m hoping to find one at the online disability studies Master’s program I’m beginning this fall.
Anyone out there a parent with chronic pain? With severe anxiety or panic or PTSD?
I am in awe of you. And I would like to hear from you.
How do you do it?