Anxiety & Pregnancy

Okay gals.. I must admit.. in the past few years I definitely have odd anxiety issues.. I haven't gotten them sorted properly, but have come to conclude, to some extent, that I definitely get claustrophobic ‚Äčin odd situations.. even alters my driving.. ie.. I steer clear of highways for the most part.. sigh. Anyways. I have come to learn how to cope a bit with it.. or feel a lil episode coming on... I was actually going to get sorted out and checked out and then wham bam, thank you mam... preggo.

Anyways.. I told my one OB nurse, whatever she is, about it.. and that perhaps after they baby is born I can get things looked into further.. she also said that obviously being preggo can heighten things.. and I get that.

I am just curious as to if any of you have experienced anxiety in odd situations, especially while preggo? Those hormones I tell you... :)

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    10/28/13
    Amanda Hurley
    I tend to avoid left hand turns. I was in an accident in 03 and don't really like them. Now, I have to put my head between my knees even when I am a passenger and the driver is making left hand turns. Yes, I do think that pregnancy amplifies certain anxieties.
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      8Theresa Gould
      Just in my pregnancy after our 18 week loss in 2004. My next full term pregnancy was our sixth child, who was our fourth girl. During that pregnancy I had anxiety and panic attacks. :( I was so scared I was going to lose her too because I had just had two miscarriages in a row. I never told anyone about it but my husband because I knew it was because I just could not get those fearful, worrisome thoughts under control. I was fine after I gave birth.
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        09/26/14
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          Kerri Brimmer
          Definitely, issues are amplified during pregnancy, and even worse for me post-partum. Road kill, and the nightly news made me weep. I could handle no stories about the holocaust. Worries awoke me from sleep. Most resolved itself, but after my third I have been taking anti-anxiety meds so that my sleep is uninterrupted by worries. You don't want to live with me when I am getting NO sleep! :) Prozac takes the edge off, though I would still consider myself "sensitive."
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            01/16/14
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