For many pregnancy is the best part of being a woman however for some women it is the worst time experience to go through, at this point the life cycle of depression and anxiety fuses in.
As much as how important it is to get the baby’s room set up and so are your check-ups , mental health is just as imperative in every ‘mother to be life’. This may feel time consuming and not worth being part of your priority but it is important to make an equal effort in your health.
Often time you spend so much time gathered in thoughts that you do not even realise you are actually overthinking every single thought, your mood is expected to change from time to time as hormones remain inconsistent determining ever shift as an emotional roller coaster.
It is possible to manage stress and anxiety during pregnancy by changing and implementing a few things that could be beneficial to your health and the baby.
Stepping away from the computer is a great way to start. Tirelessly consulting the internet regarding your health only deflates you and does not benefit you in any way. This is likely to lead you to a place where you are always anxious about everything.
Self-care, your number one priority should be yourself before anything else. Do not exhaust everything in you, make time to clear your head and take time out, after all a healthy mommy is a healthy baby.
Resting is important, it rejuvenates you and gives revived strength it being having early nights or resorting on a holiday or having lunch with the family, make sure you make time to relax.
Eating healthy foods makes you feel good as it lowers your stress levels. Eating oatmeal enhances brain production and releases the happy hormone in reducing mood swings.
Exercise is also important as it reduces stress and allows relief from back aching, constipation and keeping your weight at a healthy level.
Pregnancy can be enjoyable and does not have to be the most terrible experience. With the right stress and anxiety management tools you can never have a dull moment in pregnancy. Putting yourself first is the beginning of a fresh start as the baby will also benefit from the healthy lifestyle you lead.