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anxiety and fear user banned
9th Nov '12

Since I got pregnant with my first my anxiety and fear about being in a car is out of control. I hate going places and I especially hate for Dh to take DD alone. He is an excellent driver and neither of us have ever been in an accident, but it's this overwhelming fear that nearly keeps me from even leaving the house.
I thought it would get better and it was a new Mom thing, but now that I am pregnant again it's even worse.
Has anyone else experienced this and had it get better?

Rachel♥sJon Due March 20; 49 kids; Iowa 1596 posts
9th Nov '12

I didn't get my license until I was 20.. Not because I was scared of accidents (even though I have been in a total of three car wrecks including one roll over) it's a long story but basically I never took driver's ed and since it had taken me so long, I was terrified of driving.. Even when riding with others I get pretty scared if I feel they are not paying enough attention to their driving. Not to mention, when I got my license for the first time I was three months pregnant, so I was very scared about that.. I am still pretty nervous sometimes about when other people are driving with DS in the car, but have got a lot more comfortable with me driving with him.. Although I still get paranoid sometimes about how I cannot control how the drivers around me drive.. I think I am a pretty paranoid person, and motherhood has REALLY brought it to my attention, so I know how you feel!! Routinely, though, I am comfortable with my son riding in a car.. But I do have my worried times..

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22791 posts
status 10th Nov '12

I'm absolutely terrified of driving it sends me into a panic attack. I force myself to do it for my therapy appointments but that's it

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
10th Nov '12

Yes it is a huge fear of mine. I actually have practice drills to see if I could get lylian unbuckled without moving from my seat if I were to be trapped. I have intense fear of the car catching on fire. When I did get in an acciden a couple years ago my engine was smoking and I bolted from the car. It was in front f a gas station. I was like f**k this!!!

Fusselinchen 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Frankfurt, HS, Germany 16209 posts
10th Nov '12
Quoting A❤T=P+[It's a Girl:" Since I got pregnant with my first my anxiety and fear about being in a car is out of control. I hate ... [snip!] ... was a new Mom thing, but now that I am pregnant again it's even worse. Has anyone else experienced this and had it get better?"


for the past 3 weeks i have suddenly gotten a huge fear about getting in a car wreck.
when i drove to my parents last week i was completely convinced we would die on the way there.
didn't help that it was dark and raining like crazy. i never drove faster than 50 miles the whole way...usually i go over 90mph....



i was in a bad car crash when i was 9, but never had a fear of driving if i drove myself or if my parents were the drivers (DH is one of the worst drivers i know so he isnt allowed to drive with me in the car unless i really cant).



it is really weird, i have this really weird thing in the back of my head that keeps telling me that i will die in a car crash soon. weird, unreasonable and scary :x