PREGNANCY FEARS AS A PARTNER
Support with your worries and concerns
Fears for another pregnancy
It is totally normal as a partner to have pregnancy fears. These can be fears of the unknown, of the things outside of your control or simply of becoming a parent for the first time.
When a cancer diagnosis is received in pregnancy however it can create fears on a different level and those being for the health of your partner and your baby.
As unusual as this will sound, there are few reasons why a pregnancy cannot carry on as normal following a diagnosis of cancer and we do a tremendous amount of work as a charity with health professionals to encourage this approach so that you and your partner can in essence look forward to your pregnancy journey as much as you otherwise would have.
Fears For another pregnancy
It is quite common for the families we support to feel as though they have not yet completed the family they hoped to have. Following a cancer diagnosis, treatment and/or surgery, you may be thinking about conceiving again once it is safe to do so depending on medication your partner may be on.
With this return to a normality and planning the inevitable question will come up at some stage of 'But what if it happens again?'
This is totally understandable after everything you and your family have been through and it is important that you give yourself time to process this feeling; both yourself and together with your partner.
We hope that you will have been offered counselling or other psychological support to aid you through this. If not please do get in touch and we will see what other support we can find for you.