During my 2nd pregnancy, I was so very anxious because I had suffered a miscarriage only months before and was truly devastated. I worried about whether I could ever become pregnant again, and once I was, I was worried about miscarrying again. Well, surprise, surprise, my 2nd child is highly anxious. I often worried if there was a connection between my anxiety and her anxiety, and my instinct was correct.
After reading this article, I am comforted by the fact that the anxiety I passed on doesn't have to be permanent, and that I can manage my own anxiety using a few easy techniques that promote self care and calmness while also changing your body's neurophysiology.