Pregnancy is a major event for women and although it is both normal and often desired, it is not uncommon to experience a degree of anxiety about the physical and emotional consequences of pregnancy and childbirth. This anxiety can get so severe it causes nightmares, panic attacks and phobic reactions. If this seems like you, you are not alone.
Living with anxiety about pregnancy and birth can start in early childhood or may become noticeable over time. It can also develop following a traumatic pregnancy, birthing experience or post natal depression.
Women who are living with anxiety describe disgust or dread of the pregnancy (including a fear of needles; vomiting; scared of becoming a parent; a fear of death in childbirth). These women can be so terrified of pregnancy or birth that in extreme cases they request sterilisation to avoid becoming pregnant altogether, this is particularly sad in the cases of women who desperately want children.
By providing a calm, confidential and accepting environment weve helped hundreds of people overcome their fear or trauma and we can help you achieve these things too, all you need to do is ask.