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How can I help my husband manage his anxiety about the pregnancy?

How can I help my husband manage his anxiety about the pregnancy?

Find out what he is : Anxious about , most likely it will be about finances, talk about and if needed have other family members talk to him and if needed seek family therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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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What to do if I'm having anxiety from pregnancy?

Not uncommon: Share this with your obstetrician/ physician. Talk to other mothers. Aim for daily exercise, at least 8 hrs sleep /night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises or meditation. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have persistent anxiety during pregnancy?

Anxiety in pregnancy: Lots of pregnant women have some anxiety, but about 10% have a true anxiety disorder. Exercise like prenatal swimming or yoga may help, and also lets you talk with other women. Your OB can help you decide if this is normal, and can refer you either for psychotherapy, or for medication , or both. Panic attacks, depression, inability to function are all signs that anxiety may need treatment. ...Read more

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I find myself constantly worrying about pregnancy even tho I haven't been active for 3 months. Why am I having so much anxiety about sex in general?

I find myself constantly worrying about pregnancy even tho I haven't been active for 3 months. Why am I having so much anxiety about sex in general?

The way of DNA: This may be a symptom of psychiatric distress, you may want to have a counseling session evaluation. However it may be entirely normal to feel sexual pressures. Our DNA has programmed us to reproduce and once that happens and our children are raised, it doesn't keep its vehicle [us] around much longer. If you are depressed, anxious, or insecure these drive may be accentuated or reduced. Seek help ...Read more

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Is havin anxiety normal during pregnancy i've never had anxiety or butterflies before this and it not that i'm nervose about anything it just comes on sometimes?

Is havin anxiety normal during pregnancy i've never had anxiety or butterflies before this and it not that i'm nervose about anything it just comes on sometimes?

Anxiety in Pregnancy: Um, if you're human and "not nervous about anything, " it would not be normal. The issue is in how nervous, anxious, etc you are, and how you move through it -- or not. The fact that you're asking on this forum shows your concern -- so i'd suggest speaking with your doctor about this. Anxiety disorders can either show up, or exacerbate, in pregnancy -- best to deal with things early. ...Read more

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Is anxiety a symptom of an ectopic pregnancy?

Is anxiety a symptom of an ectopic pregnancy?

Seek support: Look into getting some psychological help along with medical attention. An ectopic 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 anxiety. You need to take the time to get yourself individual help. Seek support. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety mimic pregnancy symptoms?

Can stress and anxiety mimic pregnancy symptoms?

Rarely: There have been rare cases of "hysterical pregnancy" reported in history - i'm not sure if they still are, but it would be rare and probably additional diagnoses would be involved. ...Read more

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I've been having a lot of pregnancy symptoms and just had an anxiety attack for the first time ever. Pregnancy?

I've been having a lot of pregnancy symptoms and just had an anxiety attack for the first time ever. Pregnancy?

HPT: Although emotional lability, irritability and anxiety can sometimes occur with pregnancy, would not consider a panic attack pathoneumonic for pregnancy. Try taking a pregnancy test if you missed your period. ...Read more

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How big of an impact can stress and anxiety have on fertility? I have a 3y/o, but have recently had 3chemical pregnancies in a row w/ massive anxiety

How big of an impact can stress and anxiety have on fertility? I have a 3y/o, but have recently had 3chemical pregnancies in a row w/ massive anxiety

Stress & fertility: Stress can dysregulate your menstrual cycle due to hypothalamic-pituitary influence on ovarian function. Ovulation can become inconsistent, which disturbs your fertility. If having "massive anxiety, " it's time to get help with this. A psychologist might be able to help you without adding medications that could be problematic during pregnancy. There are some relatively safe ones if need be. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more