Symptom Series: Postpartum anxiety

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders can affect and even disrupt several aspects of our being; our mind, body, and behavior. Here are some of the symptoms of Postpartum Anxiety. Look at this brief overview and see if this may describe some of things you are experiencing.


Please note:


1. We all experience anxiety of some degree. It’s marked problematic when it starts interfering with your everyday life.


2. This is by no means an exhaustive list and should not be viewed as a checklist for self-diagnoses. Instead consider these a prompt. If you or a loved one are experiencing these things, please reach out to a professional as treatment is available.


Postpartum Anxiety

Mind: worrying, obsessing, imagining worst case scenarios

Body: tight chest and throat, difficulty falling or staying asleep, loss of appetite

Behavior: avoidance of normal activity, over controlling, checking things repeatedly


If this sounds like you- you are not alone, I am here.


Warmly,

Simara


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