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Will i die during labor? I have severe panic attacks during this pregnancy. I have not seen an obgyn due to fear of leaving the house. I am due within the next four days. So i had to questions. Will i die during labor and will my anxiety get back to norma

Will i die during labor? I have severe panic attacks during this pregnancy. I have not seen an obgyn due to fear of leaving the house. I am due within the next four days. So i had to questions. Will i die during labor and will my anxiety get back to norma

Fear and childbirth: I would like to encourage you to see someone tomorrow. Death is always a possibility. The chances , however, are very low. About 15 people out of 100, 000 die in childbirth. We can certainlydie of fear because it stops us form doing necessary things. Do you have any help? Not getting prenatal care is by no means deadly by itself. If possible see a psychotherapist. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Feeling depressed towards the end of my pregnancy now after trying to deal with anxiety and panic attacks. Doing therapy. Am i hurting my baby?

Feeling depressed towards the end of my pregnancy now after trying to deal with anxiety and panic attacks. Doing therapy. Am i hurting my baby?

Also try relaxation: I understand you must be very worried about your mood changes. It would be more likely the baby might suffer more with some medications. So, you have made a good decision. I would advise to try some Cognitive Behavio Therapy, with emphasis on learning how to relax and positive thinking. The welcoming of your child should be a great motivation to to give up. I am glad you agreed to be in therapy. ...Read more

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Can molar pregnancy cause panic attacks?

Can molar pregnancy cause panic attacks?

Seek support: Look into getting some psychological help along with medical attention. A molar pregnancy can be devastating whether or not you are wanting to be pregnant. The good news is that there is effective treatment out there for panic attacks. You need to take the time to get yourself individual help. Seek support. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What antidepressant is safe in pregnancy? My depression is bad, not to mention my panic attacks.

What antidepressant is safe in pregnancy?  My depression is bad, not to mention my panic attacks.

None: Panic attacks are caused by poor oxidation in brain tissue and it is an excellent indicator of poor diet, especially all the sweet "junk". There is no time in a woman's life when diet is more important and you need better vitamin supplements, particularly b complex. ...Read more

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What's safe during pregnancy to take to help with anxiety/depression and panic attack that cause blackouts/rage/shock.?

What's safe during pregnancy to take to help with anxiety/depression and panic attack that cause blackouts/rage/shock.?

Psychiatry eval.: I must disagree with my colleagues around this specific question. One has to balance the danger from anxiety/depression/blackouts/rage/shock and medication side effects during pregnancy. There are meds that are relatively safe to take, but do have some risks. Please seek a qualified psychiatry evaluation to weigh the risks/benefits of treatment with medication. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is anxiety common for pregnancy, feel like may have a panic attack at times, just started a few weeks ago, no previous anxiety but also experiencing shortness of breath at times, 23 weeka prego.

Is anxiety common for pregnancy, feel like may have a panic attack at times, just started a few weeks ago, no previous anxiety but also experiencing shortness of breath at times, 23 weeka prego.

Pregnancy: There are a number of conditions that can cause anxiety. One example is hyperthyroidism. Shortness of breath can be a normal process of later pregnancy, from anxiety or from a medical condition. It is important to bring this up with your obstetric physician. This could be anxiety or a medical condition. Your physician will evaluate you and can help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do about my panic attacks during car ride?

Panic in the car.: Breath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. Wonder if you have motion sickness with hyperventilation that transitions into panic. Get checked. Take care. ...Read more

Panic (Definition)

Panic is a psychological and somatic state of anxiety usually involving extreme fear, characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, rapid pounding heartbeat, sometimes dizziness or light-headedness, tunnel vision, a sense of unreality, and a feeling of needing to escape from ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Panic Attack (Definition)

Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which someone has repeated attacks of intense fear that something bad will occur when not expected. The person lives in fear that ...Read more