Anxiety sucks. Anxiety while being a mom really sucks. One of the things I hear from moms is that they often blame themselves if they feel anxious. As if somehow they are failing as a mom, a partner, a person if they experience anxiety and motherhood at the same time. Maybe they just weren't cut out for this job. But NO! That's so not true. The truth is that you do love your sweet baby and no one can parent the way you can--there is just something else going on.
One of the most common concerns I hear from moms both in my practice and in my personal life is the constant worry they feel since bringing their baby home. For many, it starts during pregnancy. And, on the one hand, worry makes a lot of sense. We have been entrusted with the fullest of responsibilities--creating and raising a life. “I am a mom--it is my job to worry.”