Postpartum anxiety hit me hard. And, even as a trained therapist, I didn’t know what it was. Of course I’d heard of postpartum depression, but I thought that was for other moms, moms who didn’t have the resources or support they needed.
Postpartum anxiety was not remotely on my radar. However, looking back, I had so many of the risk factors:
My primary symptom was worrying about EVERYTHING. If there was something to worry about, I worried like there was no tomorrow. If there was nothing to worry about, I found a reason to worry anyway. I researched everything. I read everything. I questioned everything.
Attachment parenting, baby food, toys (I even gave my family lists of things that they were allowed to buy...