Panic attacks symptoms have never harmed anyone. So keep that in mind. They are scary and uncomfortable but they do no permanent damage.
Many women experience worsening of their anxiety symptoms during pregnancy, and it seems that the first trimester may be particularly difficult. Cognitive-behavioral therapy and relaxation techniques may be very useful for treating anxiety symptoms during pregnancy and may reduce the need for medication.
Some women, however, may not be able to remain symptom-free during pregnancy without medication . This is where you need to consult with your physician. There are medications that have been used while pregnant but I am not a professional so I would not want to even make a suggestion.
Will you have an epidural for the birth of your new baby as most women knowing they won't feel the pain have less fear of the labor.?
FYI, I had my children when I was young and I was out of control by the end all 4 labors..........so don't worry about being out of control. They had no epidurals way way back then. lol.
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Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression
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