Increased anxiety during pregnancy and after childbirth

In some cases, a woman, while bearing a child, begins to experience excessive anxiety, for which, it would seem, there is no good reason. Anxiety can even reach such a severe form in which a pregnant woman simply can not do without a sedative. Usually this condition persists after childbirth: the mother begins to get very worried about any reason: after the baby sneezes or coughs, after his crying and other moments. Such nervous disorders will not benefit either the mother or the child, because the baby deeply feels her emotional state and empathizes internally. It is worth considering the main causes of increased anxiety during pregnancy and after childbirth.

Anxiety during pregnancy

Anxiety in a woman occurs during pregnancy especially often if the baby is not planned. A woman may worry about the fact that she is not married, due to lack of money, or just worry about the birth ahead , especially if they are the first. 

In fact, no reason should deserve the experience of a pregnant woman, especially if it is associated with material means. In the first years of life, the child will not require a lot of money, with the exception of a few large purchases, such as a crib and a stroller. And the state gives an amount for these costs that you can keep within with purchases.

As for the fear of childbirth itself, to prepare for this stage, the pregnant woman is given 9 months, during which she can be like special preparatory courses, where specialists will calm the expectant mother and talk about many tricks that can relieve pain during contractions. 

Anxiety after giving birth

Such anxiety is usually associated with the health of the baby. Usually in the first months of life, children are often capricious and cry. This restless behavior is caused by various diseases associated with digestive disorders. The most common problem in children of the first year of life is dysbiosis, accompanied by increased gas formation, colic and constipation. In addition to the fact that the baby requires a lot of attention, the spouse may also begin to be offended by insufficient attention to himself. In this case, it is better to try to gradually use it in the care of the child – this is not an extra help to the young mother to care for the baby.

How to deal with increased anxiety?

Both during pregnancy and after childbirth, a woman must by all means deal with increased anxiety. Each mother has her own way: one helps meditation and pleasant music, the other – support a loved one, the third – professional advice from a psychoanalyst.

Of course, for starters, you can try to cope with anxiety on your own by analyzing the situation and arguing for yourself that there really is nothing to worry about. It is also necessary to talk with loved ones so that during this period they pay more attention and are warmer. If such methods do not help, and anxiety will increase more and more, then a woman will need professional help. Do not be afraid to turn to a psychologist: such anxiety is natural for any pregnant woman, because at that time significant hormonal changes occur in the woman’s body, which affect not only the physical, notes, and mental state of the future mother. In any case, the recommendations of the psychologist will not be superfluous and he will help to cope with all the existing experiences.

event_note February 1, 2020

account_box Winona Tse MD

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