Postnatal Anxiety

What is it?

If you can answer YES to most of the questions it is likely that you may be affected by postnatal anxiety. Since your baby has been born:

  • Have you found yourself overly worrying that your baby being in danger?
  • Have you found yourself imagining your baby coming to harm?
  • Have you found your concerns over your baby’s safety are affecting your daily life?
  • Have you have experienced panic attacks?
Anxiety UK strongly advises that people seek further information and guidance from their GP, who will be able to make a formal diagnosis.

DIY self diagnosis

If you can answer YES to most of the questions it is likely that you may be affected by postnatal anxiety. Since your baby has been born:
  • Have you found yourself overly worrying that your baby being in danger?
  • Have you found yourself imagining your baby coming to harm?
  • Have you found your concerns over your baby’s safety are affecting your daily life?
  • Have you have experienced panic attacks?
Anxiety UK strongly advises that people seek further information and guidance from their GP, who will be able to make a formal diagnosis.

How we can help

By becoming a member of Anxiety UK – for just £40 per year (see all our membership) you enjoy a range of support services and resources, including:

  • Access to reduced cost therapies
  • One year’s free subscription to Headspace, more details here
  • Subscription to Anxious Times magazine (worth £12 annually)
  • Access to our Member’s area and other free online resources
  • Access to our exclusive member’s only online message boards
  • Free copy of Understanding Anxiety booklet (worth £3.99)
  • 25% discount on purchases of Kalms Lavender One-A-Day Capsules made via www.kalmsrange.com. This discount is exclusively for Anxiety UK members.
  • 10% off a Listening Books membership (normally between £20 and £45 per year).
  • 25% discount on snoozzzy weighted blankets
  • 25% discount on Alpha-Stim AID device
  • Total value of more than £90 annually!

Postnatal Anxiety

Pregnancy & Labour Phobia Fact Sheet

This fact sheet gives a detailed overview, as well as a look at some of the evidence based approaches to treating this phobia
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Recommended resources

Overcoming Worry and Generalised Anxiety Disorder is a step-by step guide to self-improvement that uses cognitive behavioural therapy techniques. You can purchase a copy in the Anxiety UK online shop here.

Worry Box helps you understand your anxiety – your worry – and introduces you to a great way to fix it: the 3 Fs (Face it, Fix it, Forget it). It will also help you beat panic attacks. You can purchase a copy in the Anxiety UK online shop here.