There are a number of problems for mother and baby that could be associated with pregnancy stress and anxiety, and it is therefore of great importance for a mother to remain calm and anxiety free during her pregnancy.
Here are some tips to help you remain healthy and stress free during pregnancy:
Manage time more effectively: If required cut down on work, and get help from family or friends if possible.
Prioritize your activities and make a schedule to follow; such organization can help you feel less overwhelmed and more in control, and therefore less stressed.
Pregnancy can be hard work; admit it to yourself when you feel overwhelmed.
Lead a healthy lifestyle: Eat a balanced nutritious diet that is healthy both for you and your unborn baby.
Exercise during pregnancy is known to help control stress and is known to have numerous other benefits as well, so make sure to take the time to exercise[pregnancy exercise] and remain active throughout pregnancy.
Stress management techniques: Meditation, yoga or biofeedback are an excellent way to help quell feelings of stress and anxiety. These can be started in pregnancy even if you have never done them before.
Not only are these techniques useful during pregnancy, yoga will keep you supple and flexible for the delivery, meditation will offer valuable skills for being calm and together at the time of labor and childbirth and may even help with pain relief.
Communication: Talk with your partner regularly or even a close friend lending an ear can help. Something as simple as talking about your worries, your feelings and your emotions at this time can help.
It can help by putting things in perspective and who knows there may be a simple solution that you simply weren’t able to see! Also if you have any other concerns or medical questions, be sure to ask your health care provider about those. It is possible you have been obsessing about something that isn’t an issue at all?
Rest: Pregnancy can really take it out of you. You can feel tired more easily and you may feel sleepy at odd times. That is your body telling you to take it easy.
Listen to your body and make sure you get enough sleep and good quality rest. If you are properly rested, you will be able to keep stress under control more easily.
Enjoy your pregnancy: Remember to enjoy and marvel at the transformations your body is undergoing. Take the time to understand and appreciate what a terrific job your body is doing, offering sustenance and succor to your unborn baby until it’s ready to take its first breath!