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Why I Wasn't Anxious During Pregnancy

This post is not about clinical anxiety, antenatal or postpartum depression, or antenatal or postpartum anxiety. Those are chemical and hormonal imbalances that that you can’t control and that often require medical support to treat. If you think you might have any of these disorders, please contact your doctor or reach out to a friend or family member who can help you seek professional assistance. You can learn more about anxiety disorders here, postpartum depression here, and postpartum anxiety here; antenatal depression and antenatal anxiety have only recently been recognized as distinct issues and there isn’t as much online about them, but please talk to your OB if you’re concerned you might be susceptible or affected.

I’m afraid of heights – like, really afraid of heights – but flying doesn’t scare me. While taking off and landing make me nervous, I'm unfazed when actually cruising at 30,000 feet. I realized why few years ago: it’s because I cannot comprehend the physics that …

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