I was interviewed recently by Anna Miller at US News about Postpartum Anxiety. I think she did a great job of highlighting the effect anxiety can have on a new mom and how women often put up with feeling this way because they think it is just a part of parenting. She tells the story of a new mom who experienced intrusive thoughts about harm coming to her baby and asked me to help her know when moms should get help.
There is a big difference though between having a few worries a day about your baby’s health or development and worries that are relentless, and as soon as you finish worrying about one thing, your worry switches to something else.
When you know your concerns are out of proportion and effect your daily enjoyment of life it is time to get support. It is also important to note that pregnancy anxiety is almost as common as postpartum anxiety.
The resounding message of the article is that you are not alone in experiencing this and help is available.
Please click the link to read the whole article online Postpartum Anxiety Or Normal Mom Fears?
If you would like to know more about symptoms and treatment click below to read my blog post click this link The Facts About Pregnancy & Postpartum Anxiety.