Women may feel anxious, but are unable to pinpoint what they are anxious about. Some women with PND feel irrational concern about their own health, or the health of their baby for example is the baby gaining enough weight, getting enough sleep, is the baby unwell.

Some women will continue to feel that way even after repeated assurances that all is well.

Women in pregnancy might worry about the health of the baby, childbirth, or whether they will be a good mother. Of course, many of these worries are a normal part of becoming a mother however when the amount and the intensity of worrying is excessive, help should be sought.

Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

  • Restlessness
  • Easily fatigued
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Muscle tension
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Headaches
  • Muscle aches
  • Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep.