Signs and Symptoms: Postpartum Anxiety

Signs of Postpartum Anxiety

  • Chest pains
  • Nausea
  • Racing or pounding heart
  • Shortness of breath
  • Hot or cold flashes
  • Irrational fears
  • Feeling agitated, restless, or irritable
  • Inability to sit still
  • Excessive concern about baby’s health or own health
  • Being on “high alert”
  • Appetite changes: often rapid weight loss
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep (other than baby waking)
  • Constant worry
  • Sensations of choking or trouble breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Trembling, rapid heart rate, numbness, or tingling sensations
  • Excessive worry or fears
  • Racing thoughts

Postpartum Anxiety is treatable and curable. It can occur during pregnancy or anytime in the first year of parenthood. Mothers and fathers are both susceptible.

If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, please contact your health care provider or reach out to the therapists at The Catalyst Center.

You are not alone. We can help.


300 South Jackson Street, Suite 520

Denver, CO 80209

The Catalyst Center is a group practice specializing in the prevention and treatment of postpartum depression, anxiety, and trauma reactions.

Thank you to Dr. Katie Godfrey for help compiling this information!


One thought on “Signs and Symptoms: Postpartum Anxiety

  1. An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a friend who had been conducting a little homework on this. And he in fact ordered me breakfast because I discovered it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending the time to talk about this issue here on your web page.

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