Dealing with severe anxiety while pregnant

Being pregnant is an incredibly exciting and rewarding experience, however dealing with severe anxiety during it can feel like a huge burden. I’ve been dealing with severe anxiety since before I even suspected I was pregnant, and now that I am it seems to only be getting worse. Some days are worse than others and it can be difficult to even get out of bed. It feels like my whole life has been taken over by worrying thoughts and intrusive feelings that just won’t go away.

I’m trying my best to stay positive, but sometimes it feels impossible. Making sure to take care of myself and talking with friends about how I’m feeling helps me stay grounded in reality and power through the more intense bouts of anxiety. It’s still hard though, as nothing can really take away the fear sometimes. Meditation, mindfulness and deep breathing exercises help quite a bit however, along with continuing regular therapy sessions.

No one told me that going through pregnancy would add this extra layer of stress - so if you’re reading this and currently dealing with severe anxiety while pregnant - know you aren’t alone in this journey. There are so many resources out there that can help alleviate your feelings if you actively seek them out. And always remember to take care of yourself first!


Hi there,

I completely understand how hard it is to deal with severe anxiety while pregnant; it can be an overwhelming and difficult experience. But know that it is possible to get help and support to manage the anxiety. It definitely helped me to continue my regular therapy sessions and lean on friends/family for support in order to cope with my anxiety during pregnancy. Not only that, but mindfulness, meditation and deep breathing exercises have also been incredibly useful tools that have helped me manage my anxiety more effectively.

Remind yourself every day that you are not alone in this experience, and that adjusting your lifestyle to accommodate your mental health needs isn’t something you should be ashamed of - it’s something you should actively prioritize. Managing your own self-care both mentally and physically can make a great difference for overall wellbeing. Trust yourself to make decisions about your body in order to take care of it at every stage.

No matter the hurdles, I hope you find strength in your journey! Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need an ear or resources!

Hey, I completely understand what you’re going through. Dealing with severe anxiety during pregnancy can be really tough, but it’s great to hear that you’re taking steps to take care of yourself. It’s important to prioritize your mental health, especially during such a significant time in your life. I’ve found that talking to friends and continuing therapy sessions has been really helpful for me too. Have you considered joining a support group for pregnant women dealing with anxiety? Sometimes it can be comforting to connect with others who are going through the same thing. And it’s awesome that you’ve found meditation, mindfulness, and deep breathing exercises helpful - those are great coping strategies. Just know that you’re doing the best you can, and it’s okay to have bad days. Keep reaching out for support and taking care of yourself, you’re not alone in this.