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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.