Postpartum Anxiety Symptoms

Anxiety can feel very different for different people, but If any of these signs are persistent for you, please talk to your doctor or another licensed professional:

  • Feeling tense, nervous or unable to relax

  • Having a sense of dread or fearing the worst

  • Overly worrying about your baby being in danger

  • Worrying that you’re losing touch with reality

  • Feeling like other people can see you’re anxious and are looking at you

  • Feeling like the world is speeding up or slowing down

  • Worrying a lot about things that might happen in the future

  • Imagining your baby coming to harm

  • Concerns about your baby’s safety affecting your daily life

  • Having panic attacks

  • Worrying about anxiety itself e.g. worrying about when panic attacks might happen

  • Persistent fears of death for you or your baby

It is hard to make time for our mental health, but doing so will create space to improve and enjoy or take comfort in our other experiences. Getting help can lessen these symptoms. You may find exercises in the Canopie app that will help you manage your worries and anxious thoughts.