Dealing With Stress While Pregnant

 

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Research does suggest that severe stress can create problems during pregnancy—and sometimes very serious ones—by causing the body to produce certain hormones that can bring on preterm labor or even trigger a miscarriage.   Beyond that, the emotional consequences of stress for anyone, whether expecting a child or not, can range from a mild. Stress during pregnancy can be harmful for you and for the baby. Do not let stress affect the health of you and your baby as both of you need to remain happy and healthy. Never let anyone irritate you and keep things that bring you stress away from you as much as possible. Pregnancy is a beautiful time and you should enjoy it as much as you can.

Mindfulness is a great way to treat stress naturally during pregnancy. Research shows that mindfulness is linked to improvements in mood, depression, anxiety, sleep, interpersonal communication and self-compassion. During stressful times, mindfulness can help you calm your body, and appreciate the fleeting moments of your pregnancy. Hormone levels change throughout pregnancy, Kimmel said.

For example, levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) increase throughout pregnancy, she said. Other hormones, some of which play a role in. Try a meditation app.

The pregnancy-specific mediation app Expectful offers 10and 20-minute guided meditations tailored to your trimester. They’re not only intended to reduce stress, but to help you sleep better and connect with baby ahead of delivery. When you handle it right, a little stress can help you take on new challenges.

Regular stress during pregnancy, such as work deadlines and sitting in traffic, probably don’t add to pregnancy problems. However, serious types of stress during pregnancy may increase your chances of certain problems, like premature birth. Most women who have serious stress during pregnancy. Limit “information overload.” Reading about pregnancy and listening to your friends’ pregnancy stories are fine — but don’t delve into all the scary things that might (but probably won’t) happen during your pregnancy. Focus instead on how you’re feeling and what’s happening to you now.

Join (or create!) a support group. If you’re coping with a difficult. Be sure that you are allowing yourself plenty of sleep. Eat healthily — A well-balanced diet can help reduce stress, as well as keeping you and your baby healthy. Exercise — Thirty minutes of mild to moderate exercise several days a week is enormously beneficial.

work and helping your employer prepare for your maternity leave. fear of taking care of the baby. financial stress related to raising a child. And. Stress during pregnancy is common, with around 78% of pregnant women reporting low to moderate stress and 6% reporting high levels of stress.1 Pregnancy stress is a concern because it is linked to certain complications and can have negative effects on the unborn baby.

Fortunately, you can take action to.

List of related literature:

See page 139 for tips on dealing with stress during pregnancy.

“What to Expect When You're Expecting 4th Edition” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
from What to Expect When You’re Expecting 4th Edition
by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

Remember that everything that helps you keep a sense of balance, everything that keeps you from getting too preoccupied with your baby, also helps your baby in the long run.

“Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care: 9th Edition” by Benjamin Spock, Robert Needlman
from Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care: 9th Edition
by Benjamin Spock, Robert Needlman
Pocket Books, 2011

Remember that everything that helps you keep a sense of balance, everything that keeps you from getting too preoccupied with the baby, also helps the baby and the rest of the family in the long run.

“Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care: 8th Edition” by Benjamin Spock, Robert Needlman
from Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care: 8th Edition
by Benjamin Spock, Robert Needlman
Gallery Books, 2004

Work on the Hara/abdomen can be used for helping the woman (and partner/therapist) make emotional connections with her baby – prenatal bonding – and through this may be potentially calming for the baby also.

“Pregnancy and Childbirth E-Book: A holistic approach to massage and bodywork” by Suzanne Yates
from Pregnancy and Childbirth E-Book: A holistic approach to massage and bodywork
by Suzanne Yates
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

Women who seem particularly anxious during pregnancy may need help in dealing with stress.

“Child Development and Education” by Teresa M. McDevitt, Jeanne Ellis Ormrod, Glenn Cupit, Margaret Chandler, Valarie Aloa
from Child Development and Education
by Teresa M. McDevitt, Jeanne Ellis Ormrod, et. al.
Pearson Higher Education AU, 2012

When times are tough, spend a few minutes to soothe and remind yourself and your baby that although there is stress, you are capable of recovering and moving forward.

“The Essential Homebirth Guide: For Families Planning or Considering Birthing at Home” by Jane E. Drichta, Jodilyn Owen, Christianne Northrup
from The Essential Homebirth Guide: For Families Planning or Considering Birthing at Home
by Jane E. Drichta, Jodilyn Owen, Christianne Northrup
Gallery Books, 2013

It may also help to see a trained or professional counselor, or join a support group of other expectant mothers.

“Midwifery and Obstetrical Nursing” by Sharma
from Midwifery and Obstetrical Nursing
by Sharma
Gen Next Publications, 2009

As such, integrating stress reduction and spirituality in prenatal health care promotion visits may be helpful.

“Transcultural Nursing E-Book: Assessment and Intervention” by Joyce Newman Giger, Linda Haddad
from Transcultural Nursing E-Book: Assessment and Intervention
by Joyce Newman Giger, Linda Haddad
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2020

Understand that the hormonal changes of pregnancy make it more difficult to manage stress.

“The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Conception, Birth and Everything In Between” by Ann Douglas
from The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Conception, Birth and Everything In Between
by Ann Douglas
Wiley, 2011

If you’re concerned the stress will harm your baby, many counselors suggest regularly talking to your baby to express your love and to reassure him that your troubles aren’t his fault.

“Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide” by Janet Walley, Penny Simkin, Ann Keppler, Janelle Durham, April Bolding
from Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide
by Janet Walley, Penny Simkin, et. al.
Meadowbrook, 2016

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  • Hi mam, i have twin pregnancy at 7 week after ultrasound my 2 nd baby is declared dead, i am not at all in peace n im so scared for my another baby, feel so fearful all the time, please help me

  • My provider don’t care n my family ain’t close by me to see what’s wrong n my child father just too much for me he don’t care if I stress or not he think everything a joke