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started by ameliapaten on 21 Feb 19
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    Postpartum anxiety is perinatal mood disorder typified by irrational fear and worry of a mother during pregnancy or after giving birth. Officially, it is not considered a mental health but merely a symptom that can lead to postpartum depression.
    Nevertheless, many new mothers need help in order to cope or combat this sentiment or feeling in order to function better, prevent it from averting effective maternal-child bonding and to prevent it from getting out of hand and result to a full-blown postpartum depression if not psychosis.

    Therapy for Postpartum Anxiety
    Although medication for postpartum anxiety is available, therapy is the best way to cope with this disorder because any form of drug that a mother take may affect an infant especially when the mother is breastfeeding.

    In most cases, mothers just bear this the condition in the hope that they disappear in time on their own. A therapy will however be a great help for a mother to cope with this problem. And here is how therapy can help you.

    Therapy can change your thinking and behavior patterns.
    One of the most important contributions of a therapist is the knowledge and ability to provide people with alternative ways on how to accept and deal with problems by providing a range of alternative explanations of why a person feels anxiety.
    In providing the real reasons for anxiety, a mother can rationalize her emotions, develop a more realistic perspective and make more reasonable and judicious actions. Rationalizations allow people to create more positive and objective ways to act and react.

    Therapy can provide techniques for relaxation
    Online therapy specialist - E-therapy says anxietyis characterized by feeling tense, edgy and nervous, which are manifested physically through sweating, being jittery or lack of concentration. Therapy helps in providing mothers suffering from Postpartum Anxiety effective techniques or ways to directly relax and calm oneself through meditation, exercise, yoga, and muscle relaxation in order to relieve anxiety and allow a good and proper rest. Relaxation is important in coping with Postpartum Anxiety because this disorder is like a vicious cycle that traps ad individual to become perpetually overwrought which deprives them of rest that make them more stressed and anxious.

    Therapy can provide peer support
    When a woman becomes a mother, she tends to feel alienated from her friends who are single or are working. Part of Postpartum Anxiety is the feeling of being estranged from your former self or former life and being thrown into a new world where you are left to face alone. Your former friends, who not familiar with what you are going thru or are have their own lives to live, may not be there for you. Peer support from mothers who are undergoing the same problem is important in order for you to have someone to better understand your situation and share your experience with. And therapy is one way where you are able to meet other mothers, perform activities with them and fight anxiety together.

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