You’ll hear that the best thing for your pregnancy is to cut out stress as much as possible. That’s great, until you start thinking about everything you’re getting stressed over. Of course, then you end up even more stressed because you worry about it. So, where do you start to cut the stress? Here are six ways that you can cut down on the amount you feel during your pregnancy.
This is a good technique since it will help you during labour. Learn how to use your breathing to help deal with stress.
This is especially useful when it all starts to bubble up and you end up worked up over it. Taking deep breathes helps to regulate the breathing, so you can ease the amount of adrenaline flowing through your body.
One method that many pregnant women enjoy to ease the stress is meditation. If you don’t quite like meditation, then just find somewhere quiet to sit and clear your mind.
There are different ways that you can do this. Some will want to focus on a specific problem to find a solution, while others like to go to their “happy place,” wherever that may be.
Remember you don’t need to do everything, so stop trying! There are plenty of people around to help you. All you have to do is ask.
Ask your partner to help out with the housework and talk to your mum about going shopping for the baby stuff with you. If you have other children, arrange time for them to go into daycare as well as spending time with them so you get some time to yourself.
It is okay to eat your favourite foods, even if they are unhealthy! Of course, you need to avoid the foods that are bad for your pregnancy (you will have been given a list).
It’s worth having some of your favourite foods in the house just for the stressy moments. You’ll soon find yourself more at ease, and able to handle the next problem.
It’s easy to get stressed over things that you can’t control. It doesn’t make sense, but when does logic come into feelings? Well, it’s worth thinking a bit more logically.
Can you really do anything about the washing machine breaking down right now? Of course not! It’s in the engineer’s hands, so leave it to him and stop stressing about it! If you know you can do something about a problem, then put the steps into action and do something.
It’s time to take some time out for yourself. Whether it’s your first, second or even fifth pregnancy, you’re not going to get much time to do this again.
Let grandma look after the other little ones for the day and book your spa day. Get a relaxing pregnancy massage and take your mind off your problems for a few hours.