Perinatal Anxiety

Resilient Emotions with Tara offers support tools and techniques to help understand and manage the symptoms of perinatal anxiety

Perinatal Anxiety

Anxiety during pregnancy and in the first year postnatally is as common as depression. 

The MAMMI study found that 1 in 14 women experienced anxiety before they became pregnant, 

almost 1 in 20 experienced anxiety during pregnancy and this increased to 1 in 8 just three months after the baby was born.

However, a lot of new mothers may not recognize this anxiety and its effects on their emotional and mental well-being.


Anxiety and worries are normal responses that we feel to threats, changes and new situations. 

Such as pregnancy, birth and the transition into parenthood.

But how do I know if I have perinatal anxiety or need support?
It’s when the anxiety or worries take over, become constant or disrupt your normal day to day activities, relationships or precious time with your baby.

 Perinatal Anxiety looks and feels like 

  • Irritability and feelings of overwhelm

  • Very black and white thinking

  • Harmful, un-serving beliefs about your abilities to mother

  • Self-blaming

  • Catastrophic thoughts

  • Feeling constantly on edge

  • Excessive worrying about the future or your baby

  • Increased heart rate, sweating shortness of breath or muscle tension

  • lack of confidence in your abilities

  • Intrusive thoughts or images

  • Difficulty sleeping

If you are struggling with any of the above, I am here to support and guide you with resources to help you 

down regulate your anxiety and manage its disruptive symptoms. 

Book an appointment with tara OR PHONE FOR A CLARITY CALL 

 Perinatal anxiety support sessions 

Perinatal Anxiety management is usually delivered over a series of three sessions and includes the following:

  • Understanding what perinatal anxiety is and how it shows up.

  • Looking at any behavioral, environmental, and cognitive contributors to your anxiety from both your past and present.

  • Challenging beliefs that are holding your anxiety in place.

  • Learning to manage your anxiety with a toolkit of journaling, relaxation, meditation, affirmations, and Havening Techniques, which can also be used in labor.

  • Learning a new daily practice that create a sense of balance, calm, and peace of mind to help you connect to yourself and your baby.

Resilient Emotions with Tara’s Perinatal Anxiety Support is Suitable For

  • Panic Attacks During Pregnancy or after Birth

  • Fear of Childbirth

  • Fear of Pregnancy

  • Trauma after a Difficult or Dangerous Labour

  • Anxiety Surrounding Breastfeeding

  • Difficulty Bonding with Your Baby

  • Feelings of Being Overwhelmed or Suffocated

  • Difficulties Transitioning into Motherhood

  • Difficulties in your Relationship Following Childbirth

  • Anxiety Around Childbirth or Getting Pregnant Again

  • Phobias of Childbirth, Pregnancy, or Breastfeeding

Perinatal Anxiety FAQ

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