I've been worried about my easy child for some time. First I was worried because she is my perfectionist, and my overachiever who regularly stretched herself far too thin. For a long time there she was doing the Super Mom stint to the hilt. A couple of months ago, easy child came and told me that she had dropped her spring quarter classes. She couldn't stop crying. While I was releaved that she had eliminated one of her biggest stressers, I was worried about her state even then. I thought it was the depression over the miscarriage coupled with working two full time jobs and going to school full time ontop of her mother/wife duties. I urged her to go see someone. Once the classes were out of the picture, she seemed to rally around to her old self again. I still worried about the 2 job thing, though. But they're paying back on that enormous loan they co-signed for and need the money. A few weeks ago easy child found out she's pregnant. While she should be thrilled after trying for 2 yrs, she's too caught up with anxiety and fear to let herself be happy. I think some of this is normal. I know I went thru it. So, I kept assuring her that every pregnancy is different. easy child keeps having these episodes where she can't stop crying. When it happens, she calls me. She just called. She's at work, the tears are flowing and she can't get them to stop. She asked me if I would stay up late so she can call me back once her patients are stable for the night and she can take her "lunch" break. So, I'm expecting another call. I don't think these tears are hormone related. Her job is stressful, yes. She works the ICU. But even with working both jobs she's down to working only about 3 days a week. Once her orientation at the new hospital was over, it stopped the 2 full time positions. She picks up extra hours at her old hospital, while working fulltime at the new hospital. And here lately, she has been turning down those extra hours. The tears and the turning down those hours has me worried. My daughter is in crisis and she doesn't have a clue why. That has me really worried. That she is pregnant and can't take any medications to help with this crisis has me gravely concerned. For 2 yrs she has obsessed over the miscarriage. And I mean way past the normal grieving. So obsessed that for the past year she has bought ovulation tests and pregnancy test in bulk. The miscarriage obsession / and the need / desire to get pregnant again has gone hand in hand. She wants to quit the new job and return to the old fulltime. easy child has worked at 4 hospitals in 2 yrs. I'm worried the obsession is only another symptom, not a cause in this. easy child has other behaviors that have concerned me. Nothing hugely drastic or awful. But concerning when you put everything together. I've found myself wondering if she could possibly be bipolar. I'm not saying she is. But I do wonder. Because to be honest, while easy child is pretty good about self control, she has more behaviors of bipolar than Nichole ever has. My daughter is teetering on the edge, that same edge (I fear) Nichole was teetering on at 15. I'm worried she's on the fast track to a nervous breakdown. (If she's not there already) And somehow I have to convince her to get help before it seriously damages her life. sister in law has had a hard time coping with easy child in this new state. Insights, advice, good sound hugs.....all appreciated. Because whatever the cause, this girl is slipping over the edge into the pit fast.