Perinatal Anxiety & Panic Disorders

15-20% of pregnant and postpartum moms experience anxiety symptoms that include:

  • agitation

  • trouble sitting still

  • excessive worry or concern about the baby's health or her own health

  • racing thoughts

  • sleep disturbances (including insomnia)

  • feeling out of control

  • irritability


Panic symptoms can include periods of extreme anxiety, heart palpitations, chest pain, fear of dying, fear of going crazy or losing control (PSI 2016).

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