Panic Attacks During Pregnancy

By | September 11, 2020

What do you mean by panic attacks?
When you really get scared all of a sudden without any potential cause that is called panic attacks. Panic attacks may result in heart attack, muscle stiffness, losing control over yourself, even if it may cause death.
What is a panic attack in pregnancy?
It is very common in pregnancy. Pregnancy is a very emotional and sensitive issue in every woman’s life and coping up with this is a little difficult especially if you are going to give birth to a baby for the 1st time , then it’s a very obvious scenario. You would need the support of your spouse, family members and friends. Don’t underestimate yourself. You can do, and most importantly you can overcome these difficulties. You may consult a doctor if you feel like doing so.
Symptoms of panic attacks
Anxious all the time
Racing heartbeat
Chest ache
Unable to concentrate
Sense of frightfulness
Shaking limbs

What causes you to experience panic attacks?
There are lots of reason which can lead you to experience panic attacks –
Severe depression
Incident of mental or physical abuse
Episode of panic attacks in the past
Use of wrong drugs
Financial crisis, relationship issues, social dilemma
Genetic inheritance of panic attack
Tokophobia – The fear of giving birth to a baby is called tokophobia , which is the main reason for panic attacks in pregnancy. The reason for this fear may be past miscarriages, neonatal death, painful experience while giving birth to the baby.

How does an episode of panic attacks affect your pregnancy?
It’s nice to have this kind of concern but thoughts like this may further create stress and anxiety which can lead to panic attacks. The worries, anxieties and stresses can affect your baby’s health which is not desirable. Try not to panic, be stable and confident, so that baby’s health doesn’t get compromised.

What should I do if I have anxiety in pregnancy?
If you are anxious for more than 2 weeks or so then you should consult a doctor or a psychiatrist, or psychologist. Or you can also talk to your near dear ones and share your thoughts , fears and negative ideas so that they can also help you to cope up with all those problems. Talking to someone helps a lot to erase pains, confusions, fears and other mental issues. Try to socialise these days that is not only good for you but also for your baby.

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