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Perinatal Anxiety

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

Resilient Emotions with Tara

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
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

Why do I feel so anxious after giving birth?
Having a baby is a life-altering event, and comes with many changes which can be difficult to adapt to, which can cause anxiety. As well as the responsibility of minding a baby, this is usually paired with lack of sleep, feelings of being overwhelmed, changes in hormones, and changes in your daily routine. While some anxiety after childbirth is normal, if this anxiety is impacting your mental wellbeing, it’s important to talk to a professional.
How long does anxiety last after having a baby?
After having a baby, heightened levels of anxiety should subside after a few weeks. If this anxiety does not subside or worsens as time passes, it’s important to get professional help to avoid this from developing into an anxiety disorder.
How can I get rid of anxiety after birth?
The best way of getting rid of postpartum anxiety is to speak to a qualified professional. Resilient Emotions provides professional perinatal anxiety management services for women suffering from anxiety during pregnancy or after the birth of a child.
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