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Pregnancy Anxieties


Anxiety of getting pregnant is one of the main reasons of anxiety disorders in women. For a successful pregnancy, avoid the factors that cause anxiety. Read on.


The stress of regular life coupled with the anxiety of getting pregnant at the “desired” time can prove to be a watershed combination. The impact of anxiety on the mental health of the mother is obviously not very positive.

One tends to be sad, scared and the feels that he or she has lost control over life can dent the positive feeling that naturally comes when a couple decides to plan a child. There are some common factors that are found to affect most women who are on the verge of planning a child. Like the medical and the other associated costs and the factors of taking care of the baby, then the responsibilities of parenthood can bog down new parents greatly.


The Best Way to Deal Pregnancy Anxieties

Refrain from bottling up the feelings all within yourself. It never works if you are feeling that you can deal with it all by yourself. Every woman during pregnancy needs support, be it physical or mental. There are sure unfortunate cases where the woman has no other alternative but to deal with the entire gamut all by herself. But keeping aside that aspect, it is always advisable for the new mom-to-be, her spouse and immediate family act as a constant support so as ensure a healthy motherhood and the birth of a healthy baby.

Therefore, seek help from your spouse or close relatives or family members whenever you are feeling low and depressed.


The Possible Reasons for Anxiety

There can be various reasons for anxiety before, during and after pregnancy. Some of the most common ones are discussed below.

Infertility - More often than not this is a fear than a reality. It has often been found that women tend to get anxious about whether they are actually suffering from some infertility related issues if they fail to conceive immediately. But one needs to understand that this is quite natural. It can very well be the case that you have missed the fertile days. From the other way round, it is also observed that failure to conceive itself stems from anxiety disorder.

Worries Regarding Parenthood - In the present times, new mothers and fathers are quite concerned about quality parenting, which is surely an appreciable quality. But if it goes overboard, it leads to anxiety disorder. Given the present lifestyle and the demands of coping with everyday pressures, women who plan to get pregnant worry a lot on the type of parenting that she would be able to provide to her child.

Concerns About Career - Most women these days are career women and they take their career seriously. As such, they tend to get greatly concerned about what will happen to their career once they take a sabbatical for having and rearing the child. Will they be able to continue again from where they had left off, or will they fall behind in the race, or will they be at all be able to meet the pressures of work post motherhood? This concern and fear about career add to the anxiety factor.


Concern About Family Finance

Getting pregnant and having a child requires a good amount of financial back up. Pregnancy is a natural but uncertain state. This means that the pregnancy and delivery can be very smooth and it can also be the case that there are some unforeseen complications and you would be required to spend a good deal of money to sail through it. Post pregnancy care for the mother and the newborn is also dependant on the ability to spend. Besides, one cannot forget that the parents are also responsible for the correct upbringing, education, health and settling the career of their child. So the mom-to-be tend to get anxious about whether she and her spouse will be able to take care of all these and more as and when required.


Fear About Motherhood

This is also considered to be a natural fear where the woman who is planning to conceive or is in the early stages of pregnancy fears whether she will be able to sail through the roller coaster ride called the pregnancy term that comes with all sorts of nuances, and the post natal depression that is said to occur on almost 75% of women after delivery. The anxiety stems from some experiences that the woman had with her earlier pregnancy, or seen any of her known one to go through an ordeal or simply due to the beliefs, preconceptions and myths.

In any case, it is understandable that anxiety and stress ought to be avoided at all costs in order to have a successful pregnancy and give birth to a healthy baby. Some factors that cause anxiety are perhaps unavoidable, but conscious efforts must be made to ensure that the anxiety is dealt with effectively. Seek help from family or counselor if required and take measures that the factors of anxiety are taken care of.

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sabah.5 years ago
well researched article. commendable job by the writers. Gr8
 
 
 
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Zilma.5 years ago
Pregnant women should leave their anxieties and think of happy moments. this will reflect on the baby and he will be happy and healthy.
 
 
 
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Kingsie.5 years ago
Pregnancy anxieties are a part of pregnancy. Many anxieties are natural such as health of newborn and life after arrival of the baby are most common. these do not cause any health concern.
 
 
 
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