Anxiety: First Fear, Second Fear

  Today I want to talk about anxiety because I feel like it can go hand-in-hand with childbirth! Because let's be real,  give me a mom who isn't at least a tiny bit anxious or apprehensive of how her pregnancy or Labor and Delivery will go. There probably aren't any! Or they are definitely the exception!  There's a fabulous book called "Pass Through Panic" by Dr. Claire Weekes that talks of first fear and second fear.  In a nutshell, the first fear is the thing that you are afraid of or concerned about. The second fear is the way that you are feeling about it. So if you find yourself extremely anxious about a situation, you may not be afraid of the actual situation, but of the physiological response that you are associating with that concern. Does that make sense? I try to explain it in the most simple way possible in this video, but I know it can seem kind of deep and maybe a little bit complicated. If you're someone who has experienced anxiety, this book is a great read! I hope this helps! Please feel free to leave  anything you'd like to add, any questions, or anything you'd like to see in future videos in the comment section below!:)

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