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We all know anxiety isn’t good for anyone! And anxiety during pregnancy is really not good for the mom or the baby! I remember with my first baby, bringing him home for the first time.
I was SO scared and VERY emotional. Right when we got home, that night, I had to be rushed back to the hospital because I could not stop worrying and crying! It was a HORRIBLE feeling!! I thought, could it be Postpartum Depression? Anxiety? Both?
If I only knew then, what I know now, I would have been better prepared. Being a first-time mommy can be scary and it is okay to feel scared. It is not just first-time moms either, it can happen with any baby you have.
But when you feel overwhelmed, scared, and have horrible anxiety, it could certainly be more. Definitely, make an appointment with your doctor and talk to him/her about your feelings. Your doctor will know what to do and potentially recommend help from a psychiatrist. They are there to help you!
This is such an important issue to touch on so I wanted to share some tips from Linda Sabastian, the author of Overcoming Postpartum Depression and Anxiety.
10 Things to Know about Postpartum Depression & Anxiety
10. The good news is: most women respond quickly to treatment and will feel better within a few weeks.
I was sent the book ‘Overcoming Postpartum Depression and Anxiety’ to review. I needed this book when I had my first child! It is filled with information about overcoming postpartum depression and anxiety. It is so helpful and I will be passing it along to a friend, in need.
About The Author
Linda Sebastian, an advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) has specialized in women’s mental health concerns, especially for pregnant and postpartum women for the past thirty years.
She is in private practice in Fort Myers, Florida. As a former director of the Women’s Program at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas, Ms. Sebastian was instrumental in developing the perinatal psychiatric disorders program and educated many health professionals about postpartum depression and anxiety. The Women’s Program at Menninger was recognized nationally several times for its treatment of depression in women.
Ms. Sebastian received a master’s degree in psychiatric nursing from Kansas University. She graduated from Wesley School of Nursing in Wichita, Kansas. She is the author of numerous professional journal articles and has been a featured speaker at conferences in the United States and China.
You can purchase the book ‘Overcoming Postpartum Depression and Anxiety’ online at Amazon.com.