About Perinatal and Postpartum Anxiety

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Approximately 10% of new mothers develop anxiety.

The symptoms of anxiety during pregnancy or postpartum might include:

  • Constant worry
  • Racing thoughts
  • Inability to sit still
  • Disturbances of sleep or appetite
  • Feeling that something bad is going to happen
  • Physical symptoms like dizziness, hot flashes, and nausea

Risk factors for perinatal anxiety and panic include:

  • Personal or family history of anxiety
  • Previous perinatal depression or anxiety
  • Thyroid imbalance

Content provided by Postpartum Support International.