Are you pregnant and feeling anxious? What else is new this time of the year? Feeling anxious and stressed out is considered ‘normal’ during pregnancy! After all, nine months of back-aches, swollen feet, morning nausea and the no-drinking alcohol requirement places a lot of questions into a mom-to-be mind.
You will have a lot of questions and concerns regarding your pregnancy whether you are a first-time mother-to-be, adding to your brood, or struggled to get pregnant. Why is the baby kicking so much or so little? How will I handle the stress of the next nine months, let alone childbirth? How will I take care of a little infant when I know nothing about babies and being a mother?
Normal Worries and Anxieties Only Experience Can Answer
Fact of the matter is, nearly every pregnant woman goes through feelings of anxiety, worry and concern regarding some aspect of their pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. There is nothing to worry about this feeling, just keep an eye open for consistently severe anxiousness.
There are some steps that you can take before and during your pregnancy to promote an anxious-free, stress-free and blissful nine months.
Take Prenatal Vitamins
Is it really necessary to take prenatal vitamins before trying to conceive? The short answer is yes. The long answer is also ‘yes’ followed by a detailed explanation why taking prenatal vitamins important even though you eating a wide variety of food.
Most women (especially those with dietary restrictions and health issues) can benefit from taking this essential vitamin as well as a mineral supplement, before trying to conceive. This is one way of making sure mom’s-to-be are getting the right amount of crucial nutrients during their pregnancy.
Quit Smoking before Pregnancy
Are you and your partner trying to conceive a child? Because it is considered poisonous during pregnancy, you and your partner (if a smoker) must stop smoking before the pregnancy. Smoking affects others around as well. In fact, passive smokers are at a higher risk of developing respiratory conditions!
Smoking also puts an expecting mom at huge health risks, such as placental problems, miscarriage, infant death, stillbirth and pre-term birth. As an expecting mother, you must leave this habit behind for good.
Do Fitness Exercises At Home
In early days, doctors used to advise moms-to-be against doing any heavy exercise, lifting heavy boxes bending, or climbing stairs during pregnancy. Doctors today tell pregnant women to forget all previously thought syllabus and focus on keeping their bodies healthy and active.
In fact doing low to moderate exercises and yoga will actually promote an easier delivery time! Conduct pranayama along with some breathing exercises for good blood and oxygen flow to your body and the baby. Walking is another option. However talk to your doctor first before starting any exercise.
You can also start preparing for your natural birth by going through the breathing and relaxation techniques given in our online hypnobirthing course and video tutorials. Begin your journey to a trouble-free, pain-free and stress-free natural childbirth without fear.