Take The Quiz
Anxiety is common for all new parents, which is why it’s frequently dismissed even when symptoms are more disruptive.
Take the postpartum anxiety quiz and find out if your worries are common new mom worries or symptoms of postpartum anxiety.
NOTE: This screening does not provide a diagnosis.
Review Your Quiz Score
Review your quiz score and compare it to the anxiety symptoms you’re experiencing. You might have physical symptoms of anxiety such as chest pains or muscle tension. Knowing that your worries or physical symptoms are more than new mom anxieties, can help you get the support you need to feel better.
Risk Factors for Postpartum Anxiety
Prior history of an anxiety disorder or thyroid imbalance is a risk factor for developing postpartum anxiety. History of pregnancy loss is also a risk factor.
Follow Up To The Postpartum Anxiety Screening Quiz
If your quiz results indicate symptoms of postpartum anxiety, we strong recommend that you reach out for support.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective treatment for postpartum anxiety. In some cases, medication may also help reduce symptoms. Talking about your concerns and worries can help. Online therapy is available so you don’t need to worry about arranging childcare or driving to appointments – unless you need the break!
Learn more about perinatal and postpartum counseling services.
Reference: Somerville, S., Dedman, K., Hagan, R., Oxnam, E., Wettinger, M., Byrne, S., Coo, S., Doherty, D., Page, A.C. (2014). The Perinatal Anxiety Screening Scale: development and preliminary validation. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, DOI: 10.1007/s00737-014-0425-8