~Stress and Pregnancy~
Stress and pregnancy don't mix...
So make it a priority daily to reduce stress during pregnancy! Minimize the effects of stress on your developing baby and learn natural ways to manage and reduce stress during pregnancy...
Everyone knows stress is bad for your health and well-being, so it should come as no surprise that stress during pregnancy has negative effects on women and their babies. Studies have linked stress in pregnancy to childbirth complications such as premature birth and low birth weight.
Later in babies' life, studies link pregnancy stress to asthma, allergies and behavior problems such as ADHD and autism. It appears when looking at specific fetal development stages, the second trimester is a particularly sensitive time for stress and its effects on the developing baby.
I always tell clients and students that babies begin learning at conception. They learn about and experience emotions through you as your hormones flow through them day in and day out. You can gift them with the knowledge of what peace, ease and calm feel like when you are able to manage stress and practice techniques that connect you with those states of being.
At times, dealing with stress and pregnancy may seem complex and unmanageable and dependent on external circumstances. But in reality, stress comes from believing something about yourself or your life that isn't aligned with your highest Truth.
To quote Wayne Dyer, "If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." You can make it your intention to fill your life each day with thoughts and actions that cultivate peace and happiness. Click the link above for some action-oriented tips and techniques to reduce stress and anxiety and actively celebrate and enjoy your pregnancy.
Chronic stress can go along with or lead to depression during pregnancy. Experiencing pregnancy anxiety or depression is especially unsettling because it's at a time when you expect to feel happy and excited. But take the intense hormonal fluctuations of pregnancy combined with the impending life change of becoming a mother, and some emotional ups and downs are legitimate and expected.
Click the link above for helpful natural remedies for depression and further your understanding of the role of emotions during pregnancy.
Learn natural remedies for other pregnancy problems and complications
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