Anxiety While Pregnant Strategies for Coping

 

One really simple practice for dealing with anxiety in pregnancy // first trimester anxiety

Video taken from the channel: Bettina Rae


 

DEALING WITH ANXIETY WHILE PREGNANT

Video taken from the channel: lifewithchrista


 

Anxiety tips for early pregnancy

Video taken from the channel: Bettina Rae


 

How To Deal With ANXIETY During Pregnancy | BEST TIPS to deal with Anxiety

Video taken from the channel: Gautam Pragya


 

My Anxiety Story | Anxiety During Pregnancy

Video taken from the channel: Britt Hanlon


 

Coping with stress or anxiety when pregnant

Video taken from the channel: Aptaclub Ireland


 

Dealing with Stress in Pregnancy

Video taken from the channel: Telethon Kids Institute


Tips for coping with anxiety during pregnancy 1. Talk about it. If you’re feeling very anxious during your pregnancy, it’s important to tell someone. Your partner, a 2. Find a release. Engaging in activities that help to lower stress and anxiety. If you’re seeing an odd kind of anxiety and stress during your pregnancy, definitely try these tips: Have a talk; Whenever you sense your anxiety is increasing, it’s essential to say something about it to someone, maybe your husband, an intimate friend or any family member who may be worthy to offer help.

Psychotherapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), in which a skilled therapist teaches new approaches to managing thoughts and emotions. Omega-3 essential fatty acids, which are found in. Anxiety Treatment During Pregnancy. If your anxiety is at the point where it is seriously affecting your health or the health of your baby, a doctor may prescribe you a medication.

Most anti-anxiety drugs are categorized as antidepressants, so they are generally not safe for pregnancy. But to be pregnant during a global pandemic means postponing or canceling baby showers, skipping labor and delivery classes, adjusting birth plans, ramping up hand-washing and stranger-avoidance and more. If you’re feeling freaked out, that’s normal, says Dr.

Levine. You can’t, so learn to let your superwoman ideals go. Make slowing down a priority, and get used to the idea of asking your friends and loved ones for help.

Cut back on chores — and use that time to put your feet up, nap, or read a book. Take advantage of sick days or vacation whenever possible. Get Some Rest — Exhaustion or irregular sleeping habits can lead to increased negative emotions, including stress. Be sure that you are allowing yourself plenty of sleep. Eat healthily — A well-balanced diet can help reduce stress, as well as keeping you and your baby healthy.

These include: lemon balm omega-3 fatty acids ashwagandha green tea valerian root kava kava dark chocolate (in moderation). 5 Tips for Coping with Stress During Pregnancy 1. Identify what causes maximum stress when you are pregnant and try to stay away from it. You can be stressed with the 2. Ask for help when you feel overwhelmed. You could have been self-sufficient and. Get Professional Help.

This can come in the form of seeing a therapist, taking medication (there are drugs that are safe during pregnancy), or both. The bottom line: Do whatever you need to feel happy and relaxed. Even if you can’t quite come to terms with doing it for yourself, do it for your baby.

List of related literature:

I highly recommend this book to all expectant or new mothers—and fathers—who are seeking relief from anxiety.”

“The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook: Practical Skills to Help You Overcome Anxiety, Worry, Panic Attacks, Obsessions, and Compulsions” by Kevin Gyoerkoe, Pamela Wiegartz, Laura Miller
from The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook: Practical Skills to Help You Overcome Anxiety, Worry, Panic Attacks, Obsessions, and Compulsions
by Kevin Gyoerkoe, Pamela Wiegartz, Laura Miller
New Harbinger Publications, 2009

Remember that everything that helps you keep a sense of balance, everything that keeps you from getting too preoccupied with your baby, also helps your baby in the long run.

“Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care: 9th Edition” by Benjamin Spock, Robert Needlman
from Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care: 9th Edition
by Benjamin Spock, Robert Needlman
Pocket Books, 2011

Pregnancy meditations especially help to increase your connection with your baby and to feel more empowered.

“Yoga Mama, Yoga Baby: Ayurveda and Yoga for a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth” by Margo Shapiro Bachman, Vasant Lad
from Yoga Mama, Yoga Baby: Ayurveda and Yoga for a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth
by Margo Shapiro Bachman, Vasant Lad
Sounds True, 2013

Remind yourself that your anxieties and thoughts do not have the power to harm your baby or make your fears come true.

“Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby” by Deborah L. Davis
from Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby
by Deborah L. Davis
Fulcrum Pub., 1996

Empathy helps, too, so try to find other expectant mums who can relate, either in a pregnancy group or online.

“What to Expect When You're Expecting 4th Edition” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
from What to Expect When You’re Expecting 4th Edition
by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

Perhaps the best way to deal with intense feelings at any time in life, including pregnancy, is to take time each day to quiet the mind and body with meditation, yoga, or other relaxation methods.

“Health and Wellness” by Gordon Edlin, Eric Golanty
from Health and Wellness
by Gordon Edlin, Eric Golanty
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2009

Remember that everything that helps you keep a sense of balance, everything that keeps you from getting too preoccupied with the baby, also helps the baby and the rest of the family in the long run.

“Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care: 8th Edition” by Benjamin Spock, Robert Needlman
from Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care: 8th Edition
by Benjamin Spock, Robert Needlman
Gallery Books, 2004

Another helpful aspect of mindfulness around pregnancy is in managing depression.

“Mindfulness For Dummies” by Shamash Alidina
from Mindfulness For Dummies
by Shamash Alidina
Wiley, 2020

By being mindful of your energy and finding ways to become grounded again, you will stop anxiety building within yourself and your child.

“Awakened Empath: The Ultimate Guide to Emotional, Psychological and Spiritual Healing” by Mateo Sol, Aletheia Luna
from Awakened Empath: The Ultimate Guide to Emotional, Psychological and Spiritual Healing
by Mateo Sol, Aletheia Luna
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017

“Dealing with Pregnancy Anxiety,” Daily Garnish, March 9, 2011, http://www. dailygarnish.com/2011/03/dealing-with-pregnancy-anxiety.html.

“The Myth of the Perfect Pregnancy: A History of Miscarriage in America” by Lara Freidenfelds
from The Myth of the Perfect Pregnancy: A History of Miscarriage in America
by Lara Freidenfelds
Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2020

Oktay Kutluk

Kutluk Oktay, MD, FACOG is one of the world's foremost experts in fertility preservation as well as ovarian stimulation and in vitro fertilization for infertility treatments. He developed and performed the world's first ovarian transplantation procedures as well as pioneered new ovarian stimulation protocols for embryo and oocyte freezing for breast and endometrial cancer patients.

Mail: [email protected]
Telephone: +1 (877) 492-3666

Biography: https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/kutluk_oktay/
Bibliography: oktay_bibliography

View all posts

65 comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Thank you so so much for this! I had my first anxiety attack today and I’m 21 weeks pregnant. My heart started to face and my soon felt tingley. I didn’t know what was happening to me!

  • Lots of good therapeutic coping skills you are teaching and using! ����
    I love the idea of sitting with your feelings, not trying to talk yourself out of them.
    Stay present, focusing on what you can control and letting go of what you cannot (ie whether or not you will develop PPD), focusing on the aspects of caring for your little one and the good things that will come, and knowing when hard times come you have tools and a support network and will get through it.:)

  • Can anxiety affect babies cognitive growth…I have anxiety…and doctor said it will affect the baby…..is ur child healthy???? Please advice….I am stressed!

  • I recent started following you and I feel like I literally just found someone that relates to me immensely. I am currently 10 weeks and 2 days pregnant and I suffer from anxiety. I developed my anxiety October of 2016. I had a panic attack at work and from that day till today, I have never been the same. I suffered so much the first two weeks after my panic attack because I didn’t know what was physically and mentally wrong with me. After doing to the Doctor multiple times I was diagnosed with General Anxiety, however I feel like it’s worse than General. I was prescribed two different kinds of meds for my anxiety and nothing ever worked. One day I woke up and I felt completely normal. I felt like what I was previously feeling was all a dream. Feeling normal unfortunately only lasted a week. After that week I was triggered without even knowing how. From that day forward I began to pay close attention to my anxiety and when it kicks in. I have anxiety every single day. Not a day goes by that I don’t have it. I suffer so much mentally. Before even thinking about starting a family with my husband I thought long and hard and would beat myself up about the risks I would put myself through with becoming pregnant and going through all the body and mental changes. I was anxious just thinking about something that was just a thought. Finally we decided to start trying after my anxiety began to calm down and be less. After months of trying we finally got pregnant December of 2017. Like I said I am currently 10 weeks and I couldn’t be any happier. Yes I suffer from anxiety but everyday I wake up and remind myself that I have to keep moving forward. That I was a life with my loving husband and that I have to live a life without fear. I have to constantly remind myself that gods plan for us is to create a loving family regardless of what stupid fear of have of being anxious. I can’t begin to explain how empowering it is to hear another woman who is going through the same thing I am feels. I have so much respect for you. Thank you so much for sharing your story. You a re truly speaking out for many women. ❤️ I wish you all the best of luck with the remainder of your pregnancy and I can’t wait to see your precious miracle!

  • That is me. Im anxious about being anxious. I had a bad panic attack and now i cant go anywhere on fear of getting another one. Especially with my kids. I have them in my car when im in stores etc.

  • Thank you so much for posting this!! I have a very similar situation of restaurant and travel anxiety with vomiting as primary symptom. It is so incredible to have someone else with a similar story. Could you please do another video about anxiety with your second baby and how it was the same/different as your first? That’s my biggest hang up with having a second baby.

  • Thanks for sharing your story. My husband had some issues with anxiety that was brought in by really intense interviews after graduating college. He now sees a therapist twice a month and loves it. It’s amazing how good it is for him.

    As for the PPD and anxiety I was also concerned about having it because I struggled with fertility and knew the statistics were against me. I made sure I knew this about myself and told my husband and Mom to look out for signs for me. Luckily it hasn’t developed. It’s so weird because like your midwife mentioned you really have no idea how you’ll feel after having your baby. I was so worried I’d feel a sense of loss of who I am or just a sense of depression and anxiety and luckily I never went through it. Fingers crossed you don’t either! Though don’t be worried if some situations with your baby make you anxious. I think that’s normal! It’s all new territory.: )

  • I get my anxiety after I have an asthma attack:( the room starts to get small and I feel like my lungs are gonna fail on me it’s so hard to focus on my breathing I found that taking a nap really helps. I first start to feel different textures of things than I rub my feet together. And I found dealing with it myself is a lot more easier cause when I tell other people they would panic with me.

  • I also have trauma induced anxiety due to stomach and bowel issues and also had a panic attack on my wedding day this year. Crazy similar

  • For my anxiety my therapist said to follow these steps:
    1. Touch 4 things
    2. Say 3 things you see
    3. Describe 2 things you smell
    4. Say 1 thing you taste
    Between each step you breathe in your nose out your mouth.
    These have helped me tremendously.

  • I’m due any day now and have just realised that I have anxiety and have had panic attacks during this pregnancy. Wish I had seen this before, great information thank you

  • Anyone lost weight because of anxiety while pregnant:(
    Since I knew I lost weight, I lost more control over my anxiety. I can’t help it, everything worries me.

  • There is a book I read years ago that helped me so much and changed my life. I would recommend it to anyone who has anxiety. I promise this book is life changing and teaches you where anxiety comes from. The book is called “From Panic to Power” by Lucinda Bassett.

  • I needed this right now. I’m 13w and really feeling crazy anxiety. These were so helpful, thanks mama! (You mug is so cute, it looks like a fancy teacup haha)

  • Thank you for this. I found this in desperate need. I actually feel better. I’m going to try the drinking tea and watching my favorite show. I love tea haha.

  • Thanks so much for this video! I started watching your videos this May after my loss and now I in the very early stages of the next pregnancy! I did all your fertility videos while trying and now your anxiety videos are a great help. While I don’t believe all the anxiety will go away, I feel much better this time around. Thank you so much for all your support, Bettina♥️

  • I get anxiety about sleeping. I’ll be so tired and be thinking I’ll sleep so well and the second I lay down my heart will pound like I’m running a marathon and I’m thinking about 500 different things. It’s so weird because I’m anxious I won’t be able to fall asleep, but thinking about it makes me not be able to sleep. I also can’t take medicine. Things like vitamins, antibiotics or cold medicine. The only thing I don’t have a problem taking is Advil. In my mind after I’ve taken the medicine I think it’s making me feel weird. I know its not and I know it’s irrational, but I will have a panic attack so I just avoid it altogether. Hopefully if I ever do need a medicine I’ll be able to deal with it.

  • I’m currently about 2 weeks from my due date and before this pregnancy battled panic and anxiety for a year and got a good grip on it. However, now that I’m at the end, it’s hitting me hard. All I can think is it’s the end of pregnancy hormones, I read the hormones go up continually until the end. I also have a fear that I’ll feel anxious during labor, but I’ve read most women with anxiety say you let so focused on labor that you don’t even think about it. Thank you for sharing.

  • This is so helpful! It helps to know that someone else also deals with bouts of anxiety and that I’m not alone. I’m 23 and I’ve had anxiety issues since junior high/high school. I’ve never been diagnosed but I know what it’s like. I know the feeling. It’s debilitating sometimes. I think mine has stemmed from feeling incredibly insecure about myself from a young age. I know the many reasons behind these feelings and as I’ve grown older, I’m feeling more confident but because I’ve had anxiety, and had it bad, I (just like you) fear having anxiety again. But what I’ve learned is God is so good and as I’ve drawn closer to Him, I am realizing more and more who I am in His eyes. Thank you for stepping out and sharing your story. <3

  • I am SO happy you shared this. It’s so refreshing to see other “normal seeming” youtubers talk about anxiety. I’ve been YouTubing about this for a while and I’ve also fallen pregnant! I’m 11 weeks now and it’s definitely been a rollercoaster. Wish you the best and looking forward to the next pregnant update <3

  • I’ve had severe anxiety for 10 years, every so often it gets really bad. I’m now 28 weeks pregnant, and I ended up in hospital with other things which then led to panic attacks anxiety etc. It will go! I can’t wait for that day!

  • Oh girl. Thank you for sharing your story. you’re so human and normal. I’m so sorry you’re going through this, things like this suckkk. Pregnancy is such a wild ride with the hormones, I’m so sorry it’s been worse for you.❤

  • Thank you for this! I remember when you were looking for suggestions to see if a video like this would be helpful.

    Very proud of you for sharing and letting us that also suffer know we are not alone.

  • Thanks so much for sharing your story!!!! My anxiety is completely different and stems from assault but it’s also trauma induced anxiety and it’s so great to hear someone else’s story about trauma. It’s true though it feels embarrassing to admit you have anxiety but so hard to hide sometimes!! I’m lucky that personally my anxiety isn’t worse in my pregnancy but it’s definitely something I have to consider for the rest of my life:/.

  • I’m 25.5 weeks and suffering anxiety due to stress at work. I’m a nurse and manager. Hate my job but only got few months to go. This video helped me thanks x

  • Thank you so much for this video! I’m currently almost 7 weeks pregnant and I’ve been overcome by anxiety almost nonstop. I panic with every cramp, any time i have lack of symptoms, etc. I feel guilty for being so anxious because I dont want to harm the baby and i also want to enjoy the pregnancy! It’s a viscous cycle..especially with all of the hormones. I appreciate you telling your story:) this was very helpful to hear

  • I am feeling anxiety, and the reason i feel is i am getting tense.. about my pregnancy… whether everything will go well or not coz i am little obese

  • Hi Britt, I have had a lifelong struggle with anxiety and I am also a therapist now. You have such a good understanding of yourself and what helps you! When you look for a therapist try to find someone who does EMDR, it can be really helpful in desensitizing triggers and just changing that physiological response you don’t always have control overespecially for trauma related anxiety disorders. Let me know if you need help finding someone in your area.

  • Thank you, Bettina. Your videos are so helpful because I feel like I’m hearing from a friend who understands what I’m going through. I got my bfp this week (after two loses this year) and all I want to do is be excited without fear, but what a challenge!

  • I am 22 weeks pregnant and so scared i am going to die at birth. Feels like a premonition. Feels like i am alone and noone believes me:(

  • Yes the thought of having a baby makes me feel ecstatic and nervous at the same time. Panic attacks caused by these are manageable. The panic attack and anxiety brought by those unusual dlfeeling like there is something wrong, difficulty of breathing, chest pain and many more are a different thing. These things make me nervous. It makes me feel scared. I feel like i’m sick or something. ��

  • This is glorious, I have been researching “how to beat severe depression naturally” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you ever come across Hanincoln Nanlivia Framework (should be on google have a look )? Ive heard some super things about it and my m8 got cool success with it.

  • The more I watch your videos the more I feel like we’re the same person! My anxiety is around being out in public and getting sick! Thank you for putting this out there.

  • The same thing is happening to my husband right now! He has been sick for a year now and he can’t eat gluten either. He was throwing up everything ALL the time until we cut it out. We haven’t been able to get him diagnosed �� and we can’t afford to go to the doctor right now. But we think he has Crohns Disease. Thank you for sharing your story❤

  • Lololll Ben looking for hemorrhoid cream! �� this was a great vid thank you for sharing! Ppl always say don’t worry nobody can see that you are anxious. But when I get anxious in social situations my chest and face become BRIGHT red in like seconds. This started in my late teens while giving a speach in front of class and when someone (including my mom) commented about me being all red. At the time I didn’t even notice it my self but others sure made me very aware of my blotchy cheast and cheeks! Gradually I started to be afraid of turning red and you can only guess what color my face was most of the time after that.. Things are better now and I have meds to take if I have to do a speech or like go to a job interview but I take the meds like once every three months or so. Yoga has also helped me a lot. Good luck with your pregnancy and greetings from Finland!:)

  • I’ve always had anxiety but I’ve always had it under control for the most part, I got pregnant and lost it within days of finding out before my scan. After that, I’ve had anxiety so bad I can’t sleep and I keep panicking over it.
    I tried talking about my feelings and the miscarriage with my boyfriend, and then I started having panic attack. But I think talking to him helped.
    I’m having pregnancy symptoms now, it’s not confirmed yet but I’m panicking again and have the worst anxiety, because I guess I’m just terrified of miscarrying again and then with the panicking, I panic even more thinking I’m going to miscarry from my anxiety and panic attacks.
    The only thing I found has helped so far is cold things, I don’t know why. My heart rate calms down and my breathing when I put a cold headache strip on my head or deep freeze.
    I have tried keeping myself distracted, but it doesn’t always work because I can’t concentrate when it’s so bad.

  • I feel anxiety because I’m afraid I might catch Covid while working in customer service. And putting my twin babies at risk. It’s killing me ��

  • I had to skip med coz of pregnancy…These days I am physically weak, got cold, my ears pain and noisy type…I don’t know these are because of withdrawal of med or be coz of pregnancy..its been a month I m too fatigue n strange….

  • I’m 27 weeks and have had some very stressful events, my grandma was very very sick in the hospital and I couldn’t visit her because of covid. Three weeks later my stepfather out of the blue got diagnosed with cancer at a very late stage. I don`t know if that’s the reason I feel constantly anxious but it sure didn’t help. Every little thing gets blown outta proportion by my brain. I feel lethargic and tired, don’t really want to talk to anyone because I just can’t be bothered to listen to their stuff. I think I’m feeling worse than I realized and somehow I really need to vent to someonebut I don’t have anybody to really talk to.:/

  • Just found out I’m pregnant again after a loss a year ago. Having horrible anxiety and insomnia. Also, had a bad dream that my period started. Any other tips?

  • I’m 20 and I just found out I’m 7 weeks pregnant and my anxiety is awful!! I think I’m not pregnant even though I am lol and I can’t wait for the first ultrasound in july so my anxiety is awful and this helped me so much.

  • I’m 30 years old and pregnant with my first baby. I’ve always suffered from anxiety and since i found out I was pregnant my anxiety has got worse. I can’t stop worrying about the unknown like what if I die or what if something bad happens to me during labour. I get breathless and feel like i can’t breathe sometimes! My whole body is taking over my anxiety. I am only 6 weeks pregnant and thinking how am I gonna cope the rest 9 months. Please tell me death is not common in pregnancy? I’m so scared! Any reinsurance would really help me. Thx

  • thank you for your tips. I have been feeling scared. this is my second pregnancy and I have started to feel a sort of rejection towards the baby. I know its part of my depression and anxiety but I don’t know how to cope. my panic attacks have been very constant and I feel completely alone

  • Hi. How ja going with your anxiety? You gave birth already? I am also in pragnant and I got anxiety. Its terrible feeling to fight when you have Small baby.

  • So interesting to hear your story! I am 20 weeks pregnant and have anxiety but it stems from completely different type of trauma. Panic attacks are uncontrollably crying for me. hahaaha it is very embarrassing! I have been to therapy and have a lot of coping strategies but it is very difficult with pregnancy. Recently I have been put on three different antibiotics while pregnant and definitely have battled extreme anxiety because of that. Thank you for sharing your story, helps to know I am not the only one out there!

  • Thanks I’m Def finding out stressful because my husband isn’t allowed in for and hospital apt because of covid so I’ve no support during them even though he’s only outside the hospital, I still feel alone. Will give these a try

  • Just found out I’m pregnant and I woke up at 3 am with terrible anxiety and worry. Anxiety about being anxious, about being nauseous, about things going wrong ect. I went on YouTube and ran into your video. It really helps to know I’m not crazy and that I’m not alone. The part when your husband comes in and interrupts the video is hilarious and made me laugh I forgot about my anxiety for a second so thank him lol, anyway. Thank you for this video I’m sure its helped many women out there that struggle with anxiety.

  • I’m pregnant 1st time I’m 20 weeks & it’s been so bad to the point I wanted to get abortion I still haven’t & probably won’t but it’s affected my entire daily life I can’t do anything at all I’m so scared & feel alone ��������

  • Thank you for making these. I’m due in a little more then a week with my second and I’ve been suffering big time with anxiety of labor and every health related issue that could come with being full term pregnant. Never had this with my first pregnancy but my labor was rough which I think is what contributed to the anxiety this time around being so debilitating. Every pain triggers the worst thought and even when I rationalize with myself I find I still get lost in my negative thoughts.

    I’m aware of what it is and have been very honest with my family about it. I’m lucky that they are all supportive. My mother even worked from my house today so I didn’t have to be alone with my thoughts. My husband is sympathetic, which i appreciate, but just doesn’t understand. He’s never understood mental illnesses like depression or anxiety. He knows me though and knows something is going on when i’m not feeling right.

    Anyways I took a lot of comfort from hearing your story. I’m going to talk to my dr about how bad it’s become on Thursday. If I don’t go into labor first lol

  • After trying to conceive for 3 years, suffering one miscarriage a year ago, I’m pregnant again and terrified. We found out 3 days ago; I’m halfway week 4 now. Still temping and taking pregnancy tests to check in on my status, so I NEED these tips from you! Thanks so much!

  • Thank you for sharing your story. I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder about 15 years ago, I then developed panic disorder which then led to agoraphobia. I have been almost completely housebound for about 9 years (on and off) and at 33 years old I can hear my biological clock ticking and I’m desperate to become a mother but I feel kinda selfish for it. I am about to start therapy (for the 3rd time) so I’m hoping it’ll be third time lucky and I can make at least enough progress to start thinking about trying to conceive. I realize this video is from last year but I’ve only just stumbled across it and it has given me hope so again, thank you x

  • You are beautiful with brilliant ideas. Listening to you is just like listening to a friend giving me healthy advice that I needed the most about my anxieties. SALAMAT

  • I’m 21 weeks pregnant and I don’t know how I’ve developed my anxiety I can’t kiss or hug anyone for too long or I run super short on breath:(

  • Another great video by Bettina for dealing with anxiety. I’m not pregnant currently but I benefitted from her other videos when I was pregnant and experiencing a lot of anxiety. Practicing yoga, such as her yoga routines for anxiety was also very helpful. When in the middle of the anxiety it’s also great to know there are others with similar experiences and that you’re not alone

  • Thank you so much for this. I’m 5 weeks pregnant and dealing with a resurgence of severe panic attacks and anxiety. I haven’t had these in 10 years. Appreciate your tips!!

  • I’m having bad anxiety atm I’m 20 weeks almost 21 and everithing that’s “unsolved” give me major anxiety. We need to find a house, the prenatal course the things that I have to buy the work. Everithing is making me so anxious and give me more anxiety that my state could harm the bay. Its like a loop.

  • I came to watch this video out of desperation when I woke up at 4:30 this morning because of anxiety… See, I know it’s not possible because I’m loyal to my boyfriend, but my anxiety was “oml what if it’s not his baby?” It’s stupid, I know, but i’m known to overthink things A LOT! But I just found out yesterday I’m going to be having a boy and both my boyfriend and I had blonde hair as toddlers but we’re both brunettes and i’m like “what if the blonde stays?!?!” I always ask myself “What if? What if?” And I know I have a problem I just don’t know how to deal with it. I’ve had anxiety since I was 17 (that first became noticeable) (i’m 21 now) and now that I’m pregnant it just got much, much worse.

  • Girl I got you. So nice to hear this. I connect with this so much! Anxiety and panic disorders are not talked about. Mental health is so important. Your voice and story make a difference. Thank you for sharing something so personal. ❤️

  • thx for sharing. I am worried abt baby will not be healthy and i may have complication etc. I am worried abt all financial stress due to baby cost esp the health isssues halpen.

  • Mine I’m 7 weeks old pregnant.. I’m still working.. and it worries me that it will affect my work.. and also.. while working it will harm my baby..

  • This happened to me. My baby is just 2 months but in February I got anxiety really bad. I had it about 2 weeks I could not sleep and I felt so horrible. This was my second pregnancy and first time ever experiencing anxiety o thought I was dying. I would call my mom crying and she would pray for me. I started praying at nights and doing puzzles when I couldn’t sleep. Oh my i dont even want to remember how I felt. I pray for all of those who suffer from anxiety.

  • You can take medication during pregnancy.
    A Psychiatrist will prescribe you safe medication. It’s much worst for the baby the anxiety the mother feels than some medication.

  • Thank you for this. I am 8 weeks of our first pregnancy. We had our first ultrasound last week and got to hear the heart beat. This week we have another and I feel each one will give me peace of mind. Also this helps a lot for my anxiety. I have had some stress over this pregnancy since we had been trying for two years.

  • Is your first child healthy….. even I have anxiety…. doctor say usually anxiety during pregnancy led to poor cognitive growth in children…..is it true…I am scared…. PLEASE ANSWER…

  • I am in my first trimester ( in my 8th week now). My blood pressure is on the higher side. It keeps fluctuating between 117/88 and 135/100. I am on a no salt diet and also religiously doing yoga and meditation. Could you please help