There are several different anxiety disorders which can affect women at any time in their life.  These include:

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder,

  • Panic Disorder

  • Phobias

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (see OCD page)

Anxiety is common in pregnancy and the postnatal period. For more information about anxiety symptoms and treatments click on the icons in the boxes below: 


















The Royal College of Psychiatrists

Information leaflets about different types of anxiety disorders and treatments

Tommy's Charity


  • Information about anxiety in pregnancy and after birth - symptoms and treatment. 

  • Video of women's experience


No Panic

  • Information and advice about anxiety, panic and phobias

  • Support line


  • Information

  • Parent supporters

Baby Buddy

  • Videos about mental health including anxiety in pregnancy and after birth

Anxiety UK

  • Information about anxiety disorders

  • Helpline