4 signs of pregnancy-related anxiety

New screening tool aims to identify women also at risk of postnatal anxiety and depression

Excessive worry about the baby’s health is a consistent red flag that suggests a woman is at risk of significant pregnancy-related anxiety, according to UK researchers who are developing a new tool GPs can use to pick up at-risk patients.

pregnant worried woman

The University of Stirling team identified reliable indicators of antenatal anxiety, following a systematic review of all studies conducted over the past 30 years.

The review was undertaken to address gaps in diagnosis because the current diagnostic