New Antenatal and Postnatal Anxiety Booklet

Women's Health Queensland Wide Inc has launched the brand new booklet Antenatal and Postnatal Anxiety.

Each year, up to one-in-five women who have a baby in Australia are affected by an anxiety disorder during pregnancy or in the year following childbirth. Such conditions not only touch the lives of women, but also those of the people close to them. Antenatal and Postnatal Anxiety provides a brief, easy-to-read introduction to these conditions. It is designed for women as well as their partners, family, and friends.

This booklet aims to help you recognise the possible signs of anxiety so you can take steps to potentially alleviate these or to seek help early if you already have anxiety symptoms or are worried about your risk factors. It also gives an overview of what anxiety is and the different types of anxiety disorders.

This booklet provides suggestions about where you can go for help, as well as evidence-based information about diagnosis and recovery, treatment and support options. In addition, it includes a directory of trusted websites you can visit to find out more about anxiety.

Last updated: 23 May 2017