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Identifying common symptoms of Antenatal Anxiety and depression:

• Panic attacks (a racing heart, palpitations, shortness of breath, shaking or feeling physically ‘detached’ from your surroundings)⠀


• Persistent, generalized worry, often focused on fears for the health or wellbeing of the baby⠀


• The development of obsessive or compulsive behaviors ⠀


• Abrupt mood swings⠀


• Feeling constantly sad, low, or crying for no obvious reason⠀


• Being nervous, ‘on edge’, or panicky⠀


• Feeling constantly tired and lacking energy⠀


• Having little or no interest in all the normal things that bring joy (like time with friends, exercise, eating, or sharing partner time)⠀


• Sleeping too much or not sleeping very well at all⠀


• Losing interest in intimacy⠀


• Withdrawing from friends and family⠀


• Being easily annoyed or irritated⠀


• Finding it difficult to focus, concentrate or remember (people with depression often describe this as a ‘brain fog’)

Share your feelings with your partner, friends and care providers.

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