Dealing with Anxiety in Pregnancy

Updated: Apr 20


Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe. Anxiety can be severe and debilitating. In pregnancy and post-delivery, it can be about anything such as:

  • Fear of pregnancy

  • Fear of having a tear

  • How to keep your baby alive

  • Surviving labour and delivery

  • Caring for your newborn baby

  • Fear of having excruciating labour pains

Anxiety in pregnancy is associated with:

  • prematurity

  • pregnancy-induced hypertension

  • low birthweight for gestational age

And in children:

  • increased anxiety

  • negative temperament

  • behavioral and developmental problems

How to alleviate anxiety.....


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