How Anxiety Shows Up in motherhood Can Look Different
Feeling anxious, mama? From sleepless nights, to poor nutrition, and lack of alone time, there are a lot of factors at play that make the risk of developing anxiety in the postpartum period extremely common.
It is normal to feel on edge as you navigate the major life change of bringing a child into the world but when it becomes debilitating, it’s time to seek help.
Mothers who suffer from postpartum anxiety often feel consumed with worry, constantly nervous or panicked, have difficulty sleeping or relaxing, and may not be acting themselves.
In fact, according to the Cleveland Clinic, up to twenty-one percent of mamas may experience some form of anxiety in the first year after giving birth.
It is important to know the symptoms and educate your support system so that you can find treatment and support swiftly if this happens to you.
You Don't Have to Feel Anxious Alone
Just know, you’re not alone. Lauren shares her story with how anxiety in motherhood snuck up on her after the birth of her second child in one of our blog posts found here.
We’ve got you covered with a quick guide for recognizing and treating anxiety in motherhood. Learn how to differentiate normal ‘mama-worry’ and clinical anxiety, when to seek help, and our favorite coping techniques.