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Is it normal to have persistent anxiety during pregnancy?

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Dr. Julia Frank
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Julia Frank
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Dr. Joseph Valenti
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes, but not so much so that it interferes with your daily activities.

In brief: Yes

Yes, but not so much so that it interferes with your daily activities.
Dr. Joseph Valenti
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