Prenatal & Postpartum Anxiety Symptom checklist

Every woman experiences anxiety differently and to varying degrees, but here are some common ways women describe how anxiety feels:

The Anxiety Treadmill: “I’m always thinking about something and my mind goes off on tangents. Before I know it, I feel anxious and out of control. Then I feel exhausted from all of the adrenaline”

Anger and Frustration: “I find myself getting angry at little things. My patience is almost non-existent”

Insomnia: “As soon as I lie down, I feel my brain kicks into high gear. In the quiet of the night, it is almost impossible for me to fall asleep.”

Physical pain and tension: “My shoulders and upper back hurt. I get a massage, but it only lasts a day before I feel sore again.”

Not good enough:I should be able to handle my baby. Or, I should not be afraid if birth! My mom never felt this. Why can’t I cope?”

Feeling scattered and “too energetic”

Missing out:  “I am so caught up in feeling stressed that I worry that I am missing the joyful moments with my baby or pregnancy.”

Anxieties and worries are not bad. In fact, when they are addressed with compassion and creativity, our fears can be a doorway to deep learning. By learning ways to worry constructively and “just the right amount” you can gain confidence and ease.

You are not alone and there is a lot that you can do to feel better! As a prenatal & postpartum anxiety coach, I can help you work through your anxious thoughts and  feelings to find more joy and confidence. If you are pregnant or a new mother who is working through feelings of anxiety and worry Book your free 20 minute phone session to learn more or see if this approach is for you. Or call me,  Nelia at 647-456-2229

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