I’m currently 7 months pregnant and feel like I have no bond with my baby. I am actually despising being pregnant. My friends are more excited about this pregnancy than I am. I actually hate the way I look and feel. I know it’s not normal and try to fake the joy I should be feeling and I don’t feel I can truly say how I feel without others condemning me. This wasn’t a planned pregnancy and it was a huge shock to both my partner and myself and we never found out the sex. My partner is a very quiet type of bloke and doesn’t express how he feels and at times I feel neglected and that he only stays with me cause I’m pregnant. He doesn’t talk about the baby or come to any appointments, he’s been to the initial appointment to book in the visit with midwives and to 1 ultrasound. He works out of town and is only home 3 days out of every fortnight and even when he’s home he doesn’t look at me like he use to, doesn’t touch me or talk to me like he used to. My only hope is when my baby arrives my feelings will change and I can begin to bond with it. Did any other mums feel like this and then once baby was born have their feelings change? I’m scared I am setting myself up for failure and will be a horrible mum.
Posted anonymously, 24th February 2015