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Perinatal Anxiety 

  • Pregnancy can be overwhelming; anxiety is very common during and after pregnancy. It is similar to regular anxiety but is connected to having a baby and becoming a parent. Symptoms include: 
  • Worrying excessively, especially your health or baby 
  • Inability to concentrate or sit still 
  • Dizziness, hot flashes and nausea 
  • Feeling like something bad is going to happen 
  • Feeling irritable or agitated 
  • Sleeping poorly 
  • High levels of anxiety can increase your risk in developing 
    • Preeclampsia 
    • Premature birth 
    • Low birth weight 
  • Postpartum anxiety can affect your bond with your baby, however talking with your doctor and finding treatment can help. 
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