Anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder appear to be as common as postpartum depression and even coincide with depression. Perinatal anxiety symptoms can include the following: panic attacks, hyperventilation, excessive worry, restless sleep, and repeated thoughts or images of frightening things happening to the baby.
Similar to what is noted above for depression, it is common for new mothers to be nervous about their new roles as parents. If these concerns impede your ability to function, it is time to seek help. Therapy and medication can be very effective in helping you get back on track with what's important in your life.