Perinatal anxiety affects up to 1 in 5 expecting or recent mothers. It manifests through various symptoms, including uncontrollable worrying, restlessness, difficulty concentrating, feeling irritable and on edge, and even experiencing panic attacks characterized by a racing heart, shortness of breath, dizziness, and feeling faint. It's important to note that anxiety frequently coexists with depression during the perinatal period.
If you are experiencing symptoms of perinatal anxiety, it's important to seek information, support, and appropriate treatment. To learn more about anxiety symptoms and available treatments, you can click on the icons in the boxes below. These resources provide valuable information to help you understand the symptoms of perinatal anxiety better.
Remember, you are not alone in your experience, and support is available to help you navigate perinatal anxiety.