When women are pregnant, they often find themselves not only dealing with their pregnancy but also with anxiety and panic. There is a reason for this happening.
While pregnant, the woman’s body is full of hormones in overdrive. Sometimes the changes in hormones trigger the anxiety and panic attacks to occur. Remember every part of the mother’s body is affected by pregnancy.
Pregnancy can be an extremely stressful time for some women and of course, some women feel worried about what can happen to them during the pregnancy. This can lead to anxiety and panic attacks.
Women can feel anxious over the actual birth process. They may be afraid that they will not know what to do once the baby is here. Pregnancy is a life-changing event. It is natural for woman to feel anxious. Sometimes these feelings turn into a full-blown anxiety or panic attack.
But for some women, anxiety and panic can be a problem especially in the third trimester which is the last 3 months of pregnancy. You might find it interesting to know that some women prone to anxiety and panic find these feelings actually go away during pregnancy. This shows a direct connection between hormone changes and anxiety and panic.
If you find you are one of the women to have anxiety and panic attacks while pregnant there are things you can do to help stop them from happening. Medications can be harmful to your developing baby. One of these natural methods of treatment will be more suited for you.* Relax – your baby and your health come first. Take time out from your day and find somewhere peaceful to rest. Forget the stresses in your life and focus on thoughts you find soothing.* Share your problem – pregnancy is not something you have to do alone. Talk about your feelings with your partner, family or friends. All new mothers feel anxious and scared at some point and you are not unusual in this. Remember too that there are many professional counselling and therapy services available for people exactly like you.* Therapy – You might consider finding a professional to talk to about your feelings, especially if you find that no matter what you do you can not relax. It is normal to be anxious and afraid about becoming a new mother and it really helps to talk about those fears with another person. Most of the time, you will be reassured that your feelings are totally normal for a woman who is pregnant.
It can not be emphasized enough how important it is if you are pregnant and are feeling anxiety and having panic attacks that you get some help. It is not only important to you but to the health and growth of your baby.
Women are not the only ones who can have anxiety and panic attacks during pregnancy. Expecting fathers normally have a lot of worry about financial issues, how their life will change and how they will perform as a father.
These worries can lead to excess anxiety. The excess anxiety can lead to anxiety or panic attacks. Men will be the last to admit when there is something bothering them.
If you notice your partner seems more stressed than usual it might be a good idea to talk to them about it. Pregnancy should be an enjoyable time. If you find yourself worrying or anxious, seek treatment.