I'm so sorry you had to face this situation at all, let alone when you are pregnant and already nervous because of your previous loss. What you're describing is the activation of your fightflightfreeze response. It happens when we feel threatened. For some people who have experienced trauma in their pasts, this response gets activated easier than for the average person. Trauma might be a history of physical/sexual/emotional abuse, surviving rape or another violent crime, enduring a natural disaster, witnessing abuse or violence, etc. but it could also be that your recent loss has been really hard on you. While the fright won't cause a miscarriage, frequent fightflightfreeze episodes in pregnancy create an environment of chronic stress for the fetus... and you! nbsp;If you find yourself being very scared, easily startled, etc., you might consider seeking some help. I'm speaking as someone who has received treatment for traumatic stress and now works in the mental health field helping others process their own experiences. You can learn breathing exercises and meditations that can help you feel calmer and safer.My thoughts are with you.nbsp;
Thank you, you're very sweet! This is, thank goodness, the only time I've experienced this particular feeling. I feel much better now and always practice breathing excercises when I feel anxious. Luckily, I've learned to control my anxiety this pregnancy. This one experience recently, caught me off gaurd, that's why I freaked out. You're right, I think the trauma of my previous loss has something to do with it. Thank you for your thoughtful comment, I appreciate it. All the best to you!