After I had twins, there was a moment I remember.  I was holding one of them, looking out the window and thinking; “I will never get to leave this house if I continue to breastfeed both of them.”

Soon thereafter, I stopped breastfeeding. But, that’s when insomnia kicked in.  Then depression and anxiety.

Are you wondering if you have postpartum anxiety?

Here are 10 symptoms moms say they have when struggling with postpartum anxiety.

10 Postpartum Anxiety Symptoms

  • insomnia
  • heart palpitations
  • dizziness, light head
  • stomach issues
  • tight chest
  • shortness of breath
  • headache
  • sweating
  • can’t focus
  • crying spells

So, why does this happen and what can you do about it? That’s what we’re talking about today.

Why does postpartum anxiety happen? Here are 8 reasons..

insomnia; you haven’t slept in a while

    • postpartum adrenal fatigue
    • depleted vitamins and minerals {B vitamins}
    • unresolved trauma; from birth or before and you’ve been triggered
    • MTHFR gene or unable to detoxify estrogen from your body 
    • lack of help and/or support
    • you’re feeling alone
    • your thyroid is off

 

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Watch this video to learn how to soothe anxiety naturally.  

xo Tara

 

Postpartum anxiety symptoms & treatment
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