Feeling worried and anxious during pregnancy is a common thing. In fact, 20% of those who are pregnant meet the criteria for an anxiety disorder. This anxiety can be felt both before and after the baby is born. Risks can be even higher if you experience a difficult or high-risk pregnancy. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer, you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

A productive worry is one that can be quite helpful to address. Unproductive worries are those which concentrate on things that are beyond your control. They can also make you worry about future events that are unlikely to occur. 

When you worry, there is a real potential for you to make your anxiety worse. Behaviours such as this do not tend to reduce your anxiety, even if you feel like they could help to reduce a threat. Instead, try to replace your behaviours with self-care, relaxation, and social support. 

The changes your body goes through during pregnancy can make you feel anxious. This is because some of the sensations can trigger or even mimic your anxiety response. When you use relaxation techniques such as diaphragmatic breathing, you can effectively help to lower your anxiety and stress levels. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer, you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk