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PERINATAL ANXIETY

What is Perinatal Anxiety

Perinatal Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, about your child and your ability to care for your child. While it is normal for any parent to feel anxious about a new baby, Perinatal Anxiety is a more intense and continuous anxiety onset during antepartum and/or postpartum. Perinatal Anxiety can and often does occur in conjunction with Perinatal Depression.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How do you Treat Perinatal Anxiety?

Perinatal Anxiety can be managed and treated with professional help. If you or someone you know is suffering from severe anxiety please contact Dr. Montfort for a free consultation or schedule an appointment.

What are the Symptoms of Perinatal Anxiety?

 Symptoms of Perinatal Anxiety include:

  • Panic attacks

  • Insomnia

  • Loss of appetite

  • Constant nervousness and worry

  • Fear (of losing control, illness, or danger)

  • Inexplicable dizziness, shaking, nausea, hot flashes, or shortness of breath

What can Cause Perinatal Anxiety?

 

  • You may be more prone to Perinatal Anxiety if:

  • Clinical anxiety runs in your family

  • You have a history of severe anxiety or panic attacks

  • You have experienced a hormonal imbalance