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Irrational Anxiety About Being Pregnant
Late period- digital HPT negative 36 days after sex and I have been very stressed and had anxiety about being pregnant (not trying) could this be why?
Marked stress: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more
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
Breathing exercises: One way is to practice breathing exercises. Find a quiet place. Sit up straight, with tongue just behind your top teeth. Breathe in your nose to 4 counts; hold breath for 7 counts; breathe out your mouth with a "whoosh" sound, for 8 counts. Repeat 4 times, twice a day. This helps balance your nervous system. Talk to your doctor & nurses about any questions you have -- this may help also. ...Read more
I am not giving you: Answer to your question. I wanted to bring up a different option. I have treated a number of pregnant women who have anxiety with weekly acupuncture sessions. It usually tides them over until the next session. It is safe, efficacious and does not cause drug interactions. Take care. ...Read more
I suffer from bad anxiety and I was on medication for it but I found out I was pregnant and stop taking it, is there medication safe to take to help?
Hypnosis: It is not due to a medical reason, you can learn self hypnosis and reduce your anxiety. It can be used in a preventative way to keep you less anxious and prevent the breathing problems. It can also be used to help you stop the panic symptoms when they arise. It can be learned quickly and help you right away. Call a psychologist trained in hypnotherapy. ...Read more
If I have an anxiety problem with sickness and im freaking out that I could be pregnant can my body trick me into thinking I am by symptoms and change?
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
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
Possibly.: Not all benefit from biofeedback, but there are many self-help techniques that are helpful for some people. Hypnotherapy and biofeedback are among potentially useful anti-anxiety measures, as are meditation, prayer, reading, music, gardening, creative endeavors, exercise -- the list goes on & on. Find what relaxes you, and utilize it regularly. ...Read more
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
It may: There are many non-pharmaceutical ways to deal with anxiety, including biofeedback. It may not "work" for everyone, but finding a qualified practitioner is extremely important. You can do this through the association for applied psychophysiology and biofeedback: http://www. Aapb. Org/i4a/pages/index. Cfm? Pageid=3281 good luck to you. ...Read more
32wks pregnant suffering from anxiety lately getting worse slowly due to other external factors in my life. Can my baby get hurt with this?
I did cocaine a month ago for the first time, now it turns out my wife is pregnant. I'm nervous and filled with anxiety. Will my baby be ok?
Your baby will: Be fine. Knock off the cocaine. You now need to be a good husband and father. ...Read more
I have an anxiety disorder and pregnant 8 months. I am startled and get scared easily and when I am by baby moves almost instantly. Why is that?
Two are one: The two of you are one entity at this moment and share "everything" physically, and emotionally. Your pregnancy is almost over, and it would be a great idea to continue to get help for your anxiety disorder with a professional therapist so as not to transmit these concerns to your new developing child. ...Read more
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
I have been taking anxiety pills over a year n it worked fine. But now im them and it won't work on my body like it ust to. Why? Could I b pregnant? Or?
Sometimes: Medications loose their effectiveness after a period of time. See your doc for evaluation and possible adjustment or change of meds. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I have an anxiety disorder and was given Peroxetine I stopped taking them as thought I was pregnant Is there anything I can do to help without medicin?
Can I take a 2mg xanx for my anxiety im 7 months and I havnt taken any medicine since I found out I was pregnant but I feel like im going to have a pa?
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
Not a good idea: Klonopin (clonazepam) is an fda category 4 drug in pregnancy, meaning studies have shown possible risk to babies in utero. Also there are other medicines which may work better for anxiety, are not habit forming, and which would be safer in pregnancy -- if medications are definitely needed. You need to know that there are very effective talk therapies for anxiety, which may allow relief without medications. ...Read more
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Talk to OB: A lot of people take low doses of this type of drug for this reason and it shouldn't be a problem if taken occasionally, but as much as possible, it should be avoided. It is always best to ask your OB these questions though. ...Read more
Options: There are many ways to deal with anxiety. Consider discussing your concerns with your Obgyn. You may want to take prenatal classes usually available at your local hospital. Consider hiring a doula to assist with emotional support. Consider seeing a counselor to discuss your anxiety and work on coping strategies. There is always help available. ...Read more
If I'm pregnant and scheduled for a colonoscopy, what will they give me during the procedure for pain and anxiety?
See below: Be sure that the colonosocpy is absolutely necessary. If it is purely elective, put it off until after delivery. Otherwise I agree with dr kline. ...Read more
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