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.
If you want to read more about maternal mental health download the FREE Guide To Pregnancy & Postpartum Stress, Anxiety & Depression. It is full of information about symptoms, different types of maternal mood disorders and advice about what to do to start feeling like yourself again.
Dr. Sarah Allen has 20+ years experience as a psychologist helping women transition to being the mom they want to be. She is also the Director of the Postpartum Depression Alliance of IL, a non-profit offering info and support to pregnant and postpartum moms and their families.
If you have questions after reading this article or the Guide To Pregnancy & Postpartum Stress, Anxiety & Depression or have any questions about how counseling can be useful to your particular circumstances please contact me at 847 791-7722 or on the form below.