Could It Be Postpartum Anxiety – Signs & Symptoms

Postpartum Anxiety Therapy

Get help for postpartum anxiety with Dr. Taji Huang, Ph.D. in Glendale, California. Regain some normalcy in your life while caring for your family and yourself. Postpartum anxiety is different from postpartum depression and can be easily overlooked. Get the support you and your partner may need to find your footing again after childbirth.

What Is Postpartum Anxiety?

New mothers are biologically programmed for the protection of their infant, so it’s only natural to start feeling a little overwhelmed, hypervigilant and agitated once the baby comes. When these anxious feelings begin to impede on your daily life, it’s time to consider outside assistance.

Just a few of the more typical symptoms of postpartum anxiety include:

  • Feelings Of Extreme Danger Or Dread
  • Persistent Racing Thoughts
  • Constant Feeling That Something May Go Wrong
  • Difficulty Getting To Or Staying Asleep
  • Feeling Jittery & Agitated
  • Unrelenting Worry About Your Child’s Health, Development & Safety
  • Overwhelming Sense Of Burden, Worry & Stress About Being A Good Parent
  • Elevated Heart Rate, Quickened Breathing & Chest Pain
  • Panic Attacks
  • Hyperawareness & Hypervigilance
  • Inability To Concentrate
  • Dizziness
  • Lack Of Appetite
  • Nausea, Vomiting & Gastrointestinal Troubles
  • Hot Flashes & Sweating

Vs. Postpartum Depression

Sleep problems associated with postpartum anxiety can cause fatigue, like postpartum depression. You can also suffer from both perinatal mood disorders at once. Often, you will have one or the other. Postpartum depression is believed to occur in approximately 15% of new mothers, while postpartum anxiety is said to occur in around 10%.

Therapy For New Mothers & Couples

Postpartum mood disorders aren’t just problematic for new mothers, they can take a real toll on marriages and other partnerships. These issues may even begin to affect the development of your child or your relationship with other children. For these reasons, we recommend seeking couples counseling and anxiety therapy to get ahead of issues before they become any more overwhelming.

Marriage counseling and couples therapy can play a large part in helping your partner understand what’s happening with you, and how they can more efficiently work with you to manage your home life.

Nurture Your Mind, Nurture Your Family

Dr. Taji Huang, PhD., in Glendale, California, provides compassionate care and understanding for you at the most uncertain and vulnerable times in your life. Postpartum care and therapy will help you get on the right track and tackle your fears. Contact us today to schedule your postpartum anxiety appointment.

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