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Stress during pregnancy: how to relieve stress during pregnancy

Stress during pregnancy: how to relieve stress during pregnancy

Stress Busting
Stress during pregnancy is not good for you or your baby. It can heighten feelings of anxiety and affect your sleep and your appetite. But taking a fewsimple steps to relieve stress – such as exercising at least once a day – can make all the difference.

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Stress Relief
Pregnancy can be a stressful time and you can experience a wide range of emotions in pregnancy. It is normal for you to occasionally feel anxious orfed-up, but if pregnancy stress is causing symptoms like sleeplessness, headaches, loss of appetite, or food binges, then you need to find ways to relaxand unwind. Remember, pregnancy stress affects not just you but your baby, too.

Try these stress-relievers:

  • Evaluate your daily life and see where things could improve. Can you decrease your working hours? Can you get some help at home? Are there plans that should maybe be postponed until after the birth?
  • Talk to someone about emotions in pregnancy. Sometimes just discussing things with your
  • Take a walk every day. Exercise relieves tension.
  • Take a warm bubble bath and listen to soothing music to reduce pregnancy stress.
  • Learn a relaxation technique, like meditation, that will help you clear your mind and soothe your body as well as get to know your emotions in pregnancy better.

54 Comments

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each step helps

Chrissy 5/6/2016
Good helpful tips

Stressed

5/4/2016
These tips could really come in handy: I have felt more stresses than ever before here lately!

Third Trimester Street

Nicole 4/26/2016
I have been extremely stressed the last few weeks of this pregnany. With one week till due date it has gotten worse. I roll around and am up most of the night. I wish I could turn my brain off! The only thing that keeps my mind off things is going for long walks, which i do multiple times a day, I highly recommend this!

I feel better when I'm outside

4/16/2016
I love the warm out doors, brushing my horses and walking the dogs.

Get Sunlight

4/11/2016
I feel so much better when I'm in the sun!
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