Happy healthy pregnancy

Being pregnant involves a great deal of physical, hormonal and emotional changes. It might even be one of the most magical, confusing, scary, exciting, stressful and life-changing events in your life. Over the course of the next 40 weeks your baby will grow from a single cell to a tiny and beautiful human being. Not only will your body adapt to help your baby thrive, the changes you make during pregnancy to become a healthier, happier and more self-aware person will not only improve your emotional and physical state of being, but will also benefit your baby in the womb and after birth.

Destressing or stress management during pregnancy is just as important as eating healthy foods and exercising moderately. You’ll not only feel better physically and emotionally, but you’ll be creating a safe and nurturing environment for your baby. Take note on your present diet, physical activity and stress levels and evaluate if you need to make a change. It’s never too late to start! Parenting begins when you find out you are pregnant. By taking care of yourself you are taking care of your child and giving her a healthy start in life.

How to manage stress during pregnancy
• Get a goodnight’s sleep
• Talk with a friend
• Exercise
• Get a prenatal massage
• Watch a sitcom
• Read a fun book
• Make a to do list
• Do some yoga
• Have some me time
• Meditate or do some deep breathing exercises

If you try all tips above and still feel overwhelmed, don’t hesitate getting help. Talk with your doctor about seeing a psychologist, some sessions of therapy can do wonders.

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