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Doctor insights on: Irrational Anxiety About Being Pregnant

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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?

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

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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How to calm down my anxiety while pregnant cause im due in a week?

How to calm down my anxiety while pregnant cause im due in a week?

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

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Are there any anxiety medications that are safe to take while pregnant?

Are there any anxiety medications that are safe to take while pregnant?

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

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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?

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

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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?

Anxiety: Consult your doctor as soon as possible to try to discern the actual cause of your anxiety, and to rule out possible medical issues. Best. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having anxiety from pregnancy?

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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Are anxiety attacks a sign of pregnancy?

Pregnancy and anxiet: Not necessarily but may contribute to feelings about being pregnant. ...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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Would biofeedback help me deal with anxiety when pregnant?

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

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How to stop my boyfriends anxiety about me getting pregnant?

How to stop my boyfriends anxiety about me getting pregnant?

Use contraception: Use contraception and practice safe sex. If boyfriend uses condoms, then he can feel more confident about you not getting pregnant. He can be more confident if female contraception is added. ...Read more

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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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Possible ideas of meds that can be taken for anxiety while pregnant?

Possible ideas of meds that can be taken for anxiety while pregnant?

Acupuncture.: How about a safer route than medications - consider acupuncture. Tai chi, qi gong, meditation, breathing exercises and progressive muscle relaxation are other possibilities. ...Read more

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Help please. Could biofeedback help me deal with anxiety while pregnant?

Help please. Could biofeedback help me deal with anxiety while pregnant?

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

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32wks pregnant suffering from anxiety lately getting worse slowly due to other external factors in my life. Can my baby get hurt with this?

32wks pregnant suffering from anxiety lately getting worse slowly due to other external factors in my life. Can my baby get hurt with this?

Counseling: Consider seeing a counselor to help manage the life stressors. This can be a great help to many people. Having a baby certainly adds stress and developing techniques to deal with it can be very useful to you and your family ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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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?

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

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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?

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?

Another approach?: It is great that you have been off medications for this far in your pregnancy. There are some techniques that you can learn that may be able prevent or blunt and panic attacks or significant anxiety episodes. Perhaps you should see a therapist to discuss them ...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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Help please! Is anxiety attacks a sign of pregnancy?

Help please! Is anxiety attacks a sign of pregnancy?

No: Perhaps moodiness or affective lability can be seen with pregnancy but panic attacks are not a classic pregnancy symptom. Take a home pregnancy test if you are wondering if you are pregnant. ...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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Can I take klonapin when pregnant? I have severe severe anxiety!

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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Is it bad for the baby to take lorazepam 1mg for anxiety while pregnant?

Is it bad for the baby to take lorazepam 1mg for anxiety while pregnant?

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

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33+3 wks pregnant. Anxiety building up as I get close to my due date. Worried about losing baby.

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

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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?

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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If I'm pregnant and scheduled for a colonoscopy, what will they give me during the procedure for pain and anxiety?

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

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