Bye to pregnancy stress
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20th Aug 2011, 07:33 PM #1
Bye to pregnancy stress
to pregnancy stress
baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years and in your heart till the day you die
A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the
smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother's love ~
Thomas C. Haliburton
It's only natural to feel stressed at some point during your pregnancy. After all, expecting a baby is a life-changing event. Apart from the responsibility of bringing a new person into the world, there are plenty of other things
which may be playing on your mind.
There are mental,emotional and physical stress during the pregnecy.
You may be worried about your baby's health, scans and test results, and birth itself. It could bethat your journey to work is exhausting, or you're anxious about finances and the costs involved with a new baby. Or maybe you're concerned about your new baby putting pressure on your relationship.
Whatever it is that's making you feel stressed, here are some positive steps you can take:
1. Make time to rest
Take time out for yourself. It's good for you and your baby, so don't feel guilty about it. At work, findsomewhere to put your feet up and relax during your lunch break. Once you're home, try to cut down on chores.
If you're feeling exhausted, go to bed early. Your body is working hard to nourish your growing baby and needs all the sleep it can get.
2. Talk about it
If you're worried about whether your baby is healthy, whether he will be born safely,or whether you're up to the task of parenthood, you're not alone. You can turn to your Doctor for reassurance about your baby's well-being. But talk to your partner, too. Discussing your worries can make you both feel better.
Don't forget that friends and family members can provide good support.
3. Eat well
Eating well is good for your mind as well as your body. A healthy food
which includes plenty of omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, can lift your mood
You don't have to do anything extreme with your diet to make sure you get all these helpful nutrients.
Good sources include oily fish, fruit, nuts, seeds, dairy products, lean meat and poultry, grains and vegetables.
4. Get some exercise
Exercise can really improve your mood. It's quite safe to exercise during pregnancy, as long as the activities you do are not too vigorous. Swimming is ideal, as it keeps you toned, without being too hard on your joints.
Pregnancy yoga not only tones and stretches your body, but teaches you breathing, relaxation and meditation techniques. These techniques are good for helping you to quell your anxieties.
At work, get up and walk around regularly, especially if you are desk-bound. Pop out at lunchtime for
some fresh air, even if it's only for 10 minutes.
5. Prepare for birth
You may be worrying about what labour will be like. How will you handle the pain? How will your partner cope?
Learn more about what happens during labour by signing up for antenatal classes. And have a look at our labour and
6. Prepare for family life
It's quite natural to worry about how having a baby will affect your relationship with your partner or how you will cope as a parent. Parenting is something you learn along the way. If you have any friends with young babies,
you could spend time with them to pick up useful tips.
7. Commuting strategies
Most women carry on working until just a few weeks before their due date. Commuting can be a major source of stress, and it gets worse the more heavily pregnant you are.
Ask your employer if you can avoid rush hours, perhaps start and finish earlier than usual.
Make sure you always sit down on public transport.
For car use the special Baby on board sticker to avoid problem from the fellow drivers
8. Money matters
There's no doubt about it, having a baby can make a real dent in your finances.
If you are worried about how you are going to afford everything, make a list of the items you think you need. Decide which ones you could borrow from friends or family.
9. Try complementary therapies
Massage is a fantastic way to de-stress. Read about massage techniques for labour. You and your partnercould try them now. This will be relaxing for you, and give him plenty of practice before the big day!
If you are using essential oils in aromatherapy massage or other treatments, it's important to make sure they
are safe for use in pregnancy.
Another therapy you may find useful is reflexology, which uses pressure points in your feet to treat you.
Make sure your therapist is qualified and experienced in working with pregnant women.
Music, Meditation and positive visualisation techniques,
which are also used in yoga, can help. relaxing music Meditation is a way of relaxing by concentrating your mind on
one thing. Positive visualisation is a type of meditation, whereby you
create an inner picture of a peaceful scene. Try our garden visualisation and see if it works for you. Choose a time
when you know you won't be disturbed and try to give yourself at least 30 minutes. This may really benefit you, and it doesn't cost a penny!
Relaxing Music for Pregnancy - Your Baby's First Music - YouTube
Mozart for my Baby - YouTube
one more bharathiyar song to dream
chinnanchiru kiliye Kannamma(Bharathiyar)- - YouTube
words are powerful. Use only soft positive words
Avoid Tv and serials as much as possible.
wear comfortable dresses .you are partner to God. No need to worry about your size
10. Treat yourself
Laughter is one of the body's best ways of relaxing. So meet up with friends, watch a funny DVD with your partner,
or go to classical concert. , go on a weekend break and make the most of your time together.
Pregnancy is also the perfect time to treat yourself to all those beauty treatments you never normally splash out on.
If your bump gets too big for you to cut your toenails, have a pedicure.
If you already have depression, it's likely to make your worries worse. If your stress levels have risen to the point where you can no longer cope, talk to your midwife or GP.
No pain no gain, it is up to us to make the pain as pleasure
on mothers day your child will sing this song for you
K.J. YESUDAS - LIVE - AMMA - - YouTube