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Anxiety and Pregnancy
Experiencing anxiety during pregnancy is very common, affecting first-time mothers and those that have gone through pregnancies previously. All of us feel anxious occasionally, but the multitude of physical, emotional, and environmental changes that accompany pregnancy practically make it unavoidable. Whether mild or disruptive, it’s important to address anxiety to keep you and your baby healthy. We’re here to help you find relief so you can find peace in your pregnancy and motherhood journey.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Pregnancy Hormones Cause Anxiety?
Yes, changes in hormones can cause anxiety. It’s common in the first trimester, when hormone changes start, to feel anxiety.
Is Anxiety a Symptom of Pregnancy?
Anxiety is common during pregnancy, especially if there is a history of anxiety, a history of miscarriage, or if the pregnancy is high risk. While mild anxiety is common and does not have long-term effects, severe anxiety can disrupt daily life and even negatively impact the health of you and your baby. Tell your doctor if you are experiencing extreme anxiety.
Is Anxiety Common During Pregnancy?
Yes, pregnancy anxiety is very common. Anxiety can affect any mother, in any situation. It’s normal to have some anxiety about your health, the baby’s health, and all the changes that come with pregnancy and parenting.
What Causes Anxiety During Pregnancy?
The cause of anxiety during pregnancy is not fully understood. Anxiety could be a result of an underlying health issue or it may be hereditary. Also, the emotional, physical, and life changes that occur during pregnancy can cause anxiety in anyone.
How Can Stress and Anxiety Affect Your Pregnancy?
Mild stress and/or anxiety during pregnancy is normal and not a cause for alarm. However, when anxiety becomes overwhelming, affecting concentration, basic functioning, and causing extreme panic, the health of you and your baby can be negatively impacted. High levels of anxiety have been shown to increase the risk of preterm birth, low birth weight, earlier gestational age, and smaller head circumference.
Can Anxiety During Pregnancy Harm the Baby?
Extreme anxiety can harm the health of the baby. High levels of anxiety have been shown to increase the risk of preterm birth, low birth weight, earlier gestational age, and smaller head circumference.
What Can You Take for Anxiety in Pregnancy?
Taking anxiety medication during pregnancy comes with risks. Treating anxiety naturally can be just as effective as medication and involve almost no risk. A few natural ways to treat anxiety include acupuncture, therapy, getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, exercising, finding ways to relax, learning more about pregnancy and parenting, and asking for help from others.
What Anxiety Medications Are Safe During Pregnancy?
All medications come with risks. Talk to your doctor about medications and the possible risks so you can make the best decision for you and your baby.
Can Acupuncture Help Relieve Anxiety During Pregnancy?
Yes, acupuncture can help relieve anxiety and anxiety related symptoms during pregnancy. It’s a great way to improve circulation, balance hormones, improve sleep, and reduce stress levels.
What Herbs for Anxiety Are Safe During Pregnancy?
We have several herbs that we use for pregnancy anxiety relief and pregnancy support. We will recommend herbs only after a consultation.
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