7 methods to eliminate stress during pregnancy

7 methods to eliminate stress during pregnancy

Pregnancy stress is normal, as the changes that occur in the body and in one's own life, besides being bubbly, also create moments of agitation. However, if stress turns into anxiety, it is advisable to seek medical advice.

This is because cortisol, the stress hormone, can cross the placenta and influence the child's emotional development blocks. Of course, many complex factors will possibly shape the ability of the baby in the womb.

Find out what are the essential steps to reduce stress in pregnancy!

1. Rest and focus on the child

It is good to relax during this period, both for your health and for your baby's health. Pay attention to the child in pantheon, sing to him, because from about 23 weeks, he can hear. This will help to relax the body and relieve the child.

If you feel exhausted, go to bed earlier. The body works hard to feed the growing child, so you need plenty of rest.

2. Discuss the pregnancy

If you are concerned about the condition of the baby in the womb, you can always call the doctor who is monitoring your pregnancy. Don't be afraid to acknowledge how you really feel. A discussion with a specialist will surely calm you down.

Talk to your life partner. You may discover that he shares your concerns or that he has problems that he didn't know until then. Speaking, you can relax and you will both feel better.

3. Eat well

A healthy diet rich in essential omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, can improve your mood. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in fish and seafood and help reduce depression. Try to include two servings of fatty fish, such as salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines and trout per week, in your diet.

Try to drink enough water, as dehydration can affect your mood. Dehydration can also make you more prone to headaches. It is advisable to consume six to eight glasses of fluids a day.

4. Exercise

Physical exercises can improve your mood. It is perfectly safe to move during pregnancy. Swimming is ideal because it keeps you toned, without being too demanding for the joints. If you cannot reach a swimming pool, walk daily, walking at least 20 minutes.

Pregnancy yoga not only stretches the body, but helps you learn breathing, relaxation and meditation techniques. These techniques will help you to control your anxiety.

5. Preparing for the birth

Find out more about what happens during labor by enrolling in prenatal classes. You can also take free online courses. If you plan to give birth by Caesarean section, talk to the midwife or obstetrician about what will happen on that day. Developing a birth plan through Caesarean section can help you feel more confident.

6. Get ready for family life

Being a parent is something that is learned along the way. If you have friends with young children, you could spend time with them for helpful tips.

7. Enjoy every moment

Laughter is one of the best ways to relax the body. So meeting friends, a fun movie at home or at the movie theater can be perfect for the holiday season. Also, make time for yourself, feel beautiful and your self-esteem and confidence will increase.

*** Article written by Dr. Silviu Istoc, primary obstetrician-gynecologist at the Medicover Hospital, within the Department of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery and at the ProVita Clinic. You can read more details on www.dristoc.ro and on the Facebook page: facebook.com/DrSilviuIstoc.

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