Thoughts in a 30 minute time span from an anxious mama at bedtime:
This is what postpartum anxiety looks like for me, but everyone experiences it differently. I didn't notice how on edge I was until about 9 months postpartum. I was having a hard time falling asleep at night. I got overly worried about appointments and showing up on time. I checked on my sleeping baby A LOT. I became irritated easily and often fought with my partner over small stuff. I obsessed over things that were out of my control, over-analyzing and jumping to conclusions. I was anxious thinking about going back to work (work that I LOVED before I gave birth). I realized that in order to be my best self and to give my baby the care he deserves, I needed to get help. I knew that I would be happier and my relationships with others would improve if I met with a professional to sort everything out.
Actions that helped me climb out of my funk (well, let's be honest..I'm still climbing):