top of page

Understanding Anxiety in Moms: Symptoms, Coping Strategies, and the Power of Self-Care!

Updated: Aug 3, 2023

Being a mom is a beautiful journey. Yet, at the same time, it can bring out our worst fears, anxiety and worry. When we can understand what anxiety as a mom looks like, we can also advocate for the support we need to keep ourselves healthy! In this blog post, we will look at the common symptoms of anxiety we experience as moms, learn about effective coping strategies and self-help techniques, and talk about the significance of self-care for managing anxiety. When we can navigate our anxiety and embrace our mental health, we will feel more fulfilled in our mothering experience.

Common Symptoms of Anxiety in Moms

Anxiety in mom can show up in many different ways. If we can recognize these common symptoms, we take the first step in understanding and addressing some of the challenges. Some common symptoms include:

  • Excessive Worry: Persistent and irrational fears about the child's safety, health, or well-being, often interfering with daily functioning.

  • Physical Symptoms: Restlessness, difficulty sleeping, fatigue, muscle tension, and headaches.

  • Racing Thoughts: Overthinking and an inability to quiet the mind, leading to an ongoing cycle of worry.

  • Irritability and Mood Swings: Feeling on edge, easily agitated, and experiencing frequent mood fluctuations.

  • Avoidance Behavior: Avoiding situations that trigger anxiety, such as social gatherings or leaving the child with a caregiver.

  • Perfectionism: Feeling overwhelmed by the pressure to be a perfect mother, leading to heightened anxiety.

Hypervigilance: Constantly being on high alert and monitoring the child's safety, often to an excessive degree.

Coping and Self-Care Strategies

The Importance of Self-Care for Managing Anxiety

Understanding ouranxiety is the key to getting the support we need. By recognizing common symptoms, adopting effective coping strategies and self-help techniques, and prioritizing self-care, we can navigate anxiety and embrace a healthier, more fulfilling motherhood experience. Remember, seeking professional help when needed is a sign of strength. Let's empower mothers to prioritize their mental health and cultivate a nurturing environment for themselves and their children.


Hi, I’m Kristina Anzell, I am a Clinical Social Worker dedicated to providing compassionate and tailored mental health support for moms at all stages of motherhood. My mission is to empower you to thrive in your role as a mother while nurturing your own well-being. If you enjoyed this blog post, check out my blog here! If you want more information or are seeking treatment, feel free to reach out!

21 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page