Common myths (or misunderstandings) about perinatal anxiety

Although research into perinatal anxiety is increasing, it is still not well understood. As such, you might find that you encounter some misunderstandings about what it is, and what it means to have perinatal anxiety. To help shine a light on this issue, we’ve put together this page to help bust some of the most common “myths” about perinatal anxiety, and perinatal mental health issues in general.

Remember, knowledge is power. Educating yourself about your illness can help you to better understand it, and lessen your distress.

Common myths and their truths

Look after yourself and seek help, if you need it.