Let’s uncomplicate the pregnancy journey to make it a smooth ride, one step at a time, Learn How to keep Depression during Pregnancy Away.
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It is a common thought when you read this title that if I am pregnant and getting blessed than why would I need something to keep up the spirits high? I am happy with my pregnancy and I don’t need mood enhancers. Well, Its not your fault or you even can’t predict when will you be in a good mood or not.
As per the research, The first and most common reason for emotional ups and downs during pregnancy is Hormones, second being the complications during pregnancy, third being the lack of surrounding support system and next would be your general physical health and last but not the least psychological & emotional factors.The first and most common reason for emotional ups and downs during pregnancy is Hormones Click To Tweet
Now Let’s see what you can do about these downs & depression during pregnancy. How can you move forward with the happy time ahead ?
1.How Pregnancy Hormones affect you?
There are ‘Good’ hormones and there are ‘Bad’ hormones who keep on fluctuating when you are pregnant. There are many easy ways to come out of it. Starting from yoga, exercise, breathing and relaxation techniques, meditation, healthy meals, sharing and caring with partner and so on. Over all a positive mindset with a balanced diet and fitness plan works best any day especially well when you are pregnant. About 10% women do go through pregnancy induced depression or anxiety and most of them continue to have worst episodes of it post delivery. So, it is important to identify & attend to these symptoms during pregnancy itself. Correct Prenatal Counselling can help.
2. How to deal with Pregnancy complications?
There is a high chance for you to feel low and sad and anxious when your physical and emotional health is not well. If you are suffering from gestational diabetes, hyper tension, high blood pressure, severe back pain or even signs of depression about coming future. All these factors affect your mental balance and hinder your spirits which you need to always keep high.
So what’s the solution? First try to follow your care provider’s advice for medical problems, over & above read good positive inspirational books, take time to treat your self with massage, take a walk with your partner, socialize with your friends, if you are a foodie, cook something yummy keeping your baby in mind. Drink plenty of fluid and variety of nutrients. Of course take proper rest and pamper your self. You are about to enter the most beautiful world of motherhood!
3. Where Do I find the support I want during Pregnancy?
Feeling low and searching for more support go hand in hand. There are so many ways to go out or take a look inside your mind and options are unlimited. Making a group of pregnant ladies, taking a child birth class, sharing your problems with close friends and relatives, networking with online support groups are really helpful when you are feeling down & having depression during pregnancy. There is nothing wrong if you feel that way some times, but feeling down this way for days than you surely need professional guidance.
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4. How do I be physically fit during Pregnancy?
It is never too late for being physically fit. You can start with mild exercise even when you are in your 7th or 8th month of pregnancy. Also, physically fit doesn’t mean exercise only. Doing some simple household chores, taking a walk, even swimming are all good options to check out.
5. How to cope with emotional roller coaster ride during Pregnancy?
Finally, not just your nine months of pregnancy period, all the coming years once the baby is born are going to an emotional roller coaster ride. I myself feel that even after I delivered my twins five years back. But there is a hope, there is a way, there is a will and of course there are alternatives that you don’t have to be feeling down during pregnancy. Start writing about your pregnancy and parenting experience (you can share it with us too!). Get yourself a journal like, Prenatal Journal for Moms: Daily Pregnancy Log for Expecting Mothers & start jotting down your experiences on daily basis. You will thank yourself for doing it for you & your baby at a later date.
Yoga and mediation helps a lot, a relaxing massage therapy from expert, positive thought and stories about how well you plan to raise your baby surely helps coming out of this roller coaster ride happily with some joyful experience to tell.
Share your stories on how you cope up during your low time during pregnancy to help our readers. If you are feeling depressed or anxious during Pregnancy help is just one click away, many pregnant women around the world contact PregnancyDost Counsellor daily through our e-Consult program, and we routinely provide one on one education & counselling online through our e-consult program.
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