If you have one or more of these symptoms that continue and interfere with everyday life (or if you're generally worried about how you're feeling), talk to your health professional:
- Anxiety or fear that interrupts your thoughts and interferes with daily tasks.
- Panic attacks.
- Having tense muscles.
- Constantly feeling irritable, restless or on edge, but you can't pinpoint why.
- Being unable to rest and/or taking a long time to fall asleep.
- Constant worries or fear about the health of your baby during pregnancy.
- Overwhelming fear that there'll be major problems at the birth.
- Developing overly strict routines and constantly planning, which has an impact on daily functioning and causes distress if not followed.
- Fear or worries that lead you to check constantly on your baby or stop you going out with your baby.
If you're in need of immediate support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 and always call 000 in an emergency.