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 â€śdesiredâ€ť 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
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
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.