Anxiety is normal in new moms, but sometimes it can reach an extreme known as postpartum anxiety. Dr. Judy Greene outlines the symptoms of postpartum anxiety and explains how you can seek treatment.
[MUSIC] Having a new baby for many new moms is a really happy, joyful time, but it can also be a really stressful time, and it can be a time where anxiety really flares up. So the question is, is your anxiety just run of the mill anxiety that a new mom has? Or is this something that would benefit from treatment? So if you're having anxiety that's interfering with your ability to sleep even when your baby's sleeping. Or you're having such significant worried thoughts about your baby's health that even with reassurance from your pediatrician are continuing to keep you up at night. It's really important that you reach out and get connected with a mental health clinician. If you're a new mom experiencing symptoms of anxiety whether its anxiety related to panic attacks. OCD, post-traumatic stress disorder, or generalized anxiety, it can be really helpful to connect with a support group. Postpartum Support International can help you connect with the right kind of support group. Because a regular new-mom's support group might actually. Heighten your anxiety if you're with mothers who aren't experiencing postpartum anxiety. And with the right type of treatment, your anxiety symptoms will really decrease, and you'll be able to connect with your baby and really enjoy being a new mom. [MUSIC]