What if my baby isn't healthy? What if I'm not a good mother? What if I do something that harms my baby? New moms have a lot to be anxious about and it's perfectly normal to have some fears during and after pregnancy. The problem is, anxiety can grow, disrupting your daily life and preventing you from enjoying motherhood. This workbook provides proven-effective strategies drawn from cognitive behavioral therapy for keeping anxious thoughts at bay and getting back into life.
The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook
"How I wish I'd had this book when I suffered from postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder! Pregnant and postpartum moms need to know that perinatal anxiety disorders are common and treatable, and that there's no need to continue suffering."
-Katherine Stone, Editor of Postpartum Progress and board member of Postpartum Support International
You know that postponing things you need to do can result in negative consequences--overdue bills, unhappy supervisors, disappointed friends and romantic partners, and feelings of guilt or dread--but something inside keeps you from taking action. With this book, you'll develop the skills you need to understand and conquer the anxiety that lies at the root of your chronic avoidance. Use these proven skills for overcoming procrastination to free yourself from the anxiety that holds you back!
We all worry about things occasionally but what if you can't stop expecting the worst--even when you know that the things you fear are unlikely to actually happen? More than causing you a few sleepless nights, chronic worry can cause serious disruption in your life. Drawing on powerful and effective CBT techniques, these 10 simple solutions will help you control worry, relax better, and reduce stress.