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⠀ 25.02.19⠀ ⠀ So I was unsure whether to share this, however I want be to completely honest and not paint a fake picture of a perfect happy pregnancy. ⠀ ⠀ In 2018 following a trauma at work I began taking a tablet for anxiety, now I’ve always been an anxious person but for me it got out of control. Luckily propranolol helped me normalise my life again and I’ve continued to take the max dose since.⠀ ⠀ Last Wednesday I went to see my GP to discuss this medication as it isn’t pregnancy friendly- it can pass to baby through my blood stream via the placenta. He basically told me to come off it cold turkey and just get on with it. Which I accepted at the time- being so overwhelmed I was actually pregnant, I walked out smiling not even thinking of the consequences.⠀ ⠀ It’s been a strange week since I last took it- I don’t feel great but I know this should be the happiest time of my life and I almost feel guilty writing that. After speaking to my midwife yesterday she explained that personally she had a different view from the GP, she told me it was too much of a high dose to drop off from and that she was looking holistically at my well-being not just from a medical side of things. ⠀ ⠀ So she has booked me in to see a different GP other than my own, who has a better understanding and an interest in mental health in pregnancy who may be able to help me with this!⠀ ⠀ A healthy mind equals a healthy mum and baby and that’s honestly all I ask for ❤️❤️⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #pregnancyannouncement #pregnant #pregnancy #firsttimemum #hcgresults #fertilityjourney #pregnancytest #pregnancydiary #pregnancyjourney #mumtobe #mumtobe2020 #pregnancyphotoshoot #pregnancydiary #pregnancystyle #pregnancyblog #pregnantphotography #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcuk #positivepregnancytest #gestationaldiabetes #anaemia #baby2020 #babys #earlypregnancy #ultrasound #ultrasoundscan #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #perinatalmentalhealth