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Antenatal/postnatal depression

Tips for Preventing/Managing Anxiety After Birth?

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LoloMagic · 07/11/2021 23:16

Hi all,

I am currently 20 weeks pregnant with my second child. After my first, I found myself struggling with terrible health anxiety for years afterwards - it has continued to improve with this pregnancy, in spite of me having a few complications during the pregnancy. I feel in a good place with it, but I know that after birth with all the hormones and tiredness, I want to be better prepared so I don't have to go through this again. Does anyone have any tips or tricks for preventing or managing anxiety (particularly health anxiety) after birth?

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SlB09 · 07/11/2021 23:17

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SleafordSods · 08/11/2021 20:43

Really feel for you having health anxiety for so long.

Have you had any counselling so that you could work through what might have triggered it?

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dishaiyer · 22/11/2022 10:38

The following website might help you -
anxietynomore.co.uk/
It contains an overall guide to manage as well as overcome anxiety as well as understand it.

Here's the things which helped me postpartum:-
Lots of rest
Eating healthily and hydrating properly
Less strenuous and gentle exercises - even like just moving or streching your body.
Massages

If you have health anxiety, i would strongly recommend you to stay away from toxic forums.

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