Dealing With Anxiety in Pregnancy

Dealing With Anxiety in Pregnancy

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As usual:  I am NOT a doctor, and I am not formally educated on mental illness. You should see a doctor to learn about your options. You should discuss any and all treatments with your doctor.

I thought my anxiety series was all wrapped up

Dealing with anxiety in pregnancy isn’t something I had ever given much thought to before – and I had shared (more or less) all the basics of the things I know about living well with anxiety.

But of course, there’s always more to learn. In fact, every new experience offers me a choice – A) choose to learn how to deal or B) spiral into full blown prolonged panic mode. (This option comes with insomnia, depression and general lack of functioning. Woohoo!)

I used to choose option B far more often than I care to admit – but that’s because it’s hard to deal with anxiety when you don’t know how… and that’s why learning how is so important.

I know how to deal with my anxiety on a day to day basis. I can keep it under control most of the time:

Turns out pregnancy blows all those things out of the water. (more…)