How To Stay Free Of Stress During Pregnancy


Stress can aggravate common health issues such as vomiting, changed eating habits and sleep deficiency during pregnancy. Stress does not affect almost every case of pregnancy, but too much stress can contribute to early delivery and a baby with low birthweight. As per the experts of free womens health clinic locations, those who have stress during pregnancy are more likely to develop anxiety and mental depression after delivery. Here, we will discuss tips and tricks to lessen stress when one is pregnant.

Mediation Or Deep Breathing

Make an effort to meditate or breathe deeply every day to help make yourself mentally and physically relaxed.

Eat Right

Consuming lots of water and raising your fiber intake can aid you in feeling less constipated and bloated.

Have Enough Rest

Sleep for around 8 hours at night as sleep plays a part in reducing stress. Consume a glass of warm milk as well as avoid the use of caffeinated drinks and portable electronic devices. Thus, you can address sleep deficiency during pregnancy, particularly in the last trimester.

Share Your Thoughts

Sharing your apprehensions with family, friends or fellow expectant mothers can often help you with stress. Speak to a doctor in a free womens clinic when necessary for some extra motivation.

Be Physically Active

Exercise releases a group of hormones known as endorphins, which can not only elevate human mood but also reduce anxiety. Almost every woman is afraid of exercising when she is pregnant or does not know that she can do so at this time. Exercise can help to keep you fit and your blood sugar levels in check during pregnancy. It is also a good period to begin exercising for the first time. There is no reason for a person who exercises regularly to stop it during pregnancy.

Speak To An Obstetrician Before Starting Exercise

Exercise may play a part in healthy delivery, but there are some conditions related to pregnancy where health experts do not recommend it. An example is bleeding due to placenta praevia. Therefore, you should ask a doctor whether it is safe to exercise when you are pregnant.

A fit body and mind are important for healthy pregnancy cases as well as the welfare of an expectant mother. Therefore, it is important to make an effort to stay relaxed and physically active when you are pregnant.

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    About the Author

    Dr. Ghassan M. Al-Jazayrly, MD

    A graduate of University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Al-Jazayrly or, as he is colloquially known: Dr. AJ, is an oncologist and hematologist of a Complete Care Community Health Center (CCCHC) with more than 36 years of experience. In recent years, he’s been involved with a non profit organization known as Every Woman Counts (EWC) which provides free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to California’s underserved populations in order to eliminate health disparities for low-income individuals.

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