What causes stress in the Pregnancy?There are several reasons why women may feel stressed out during pregnancy: some worry about whether their baby is healthy, whether they are getting on well with the pregnancy, or they are dying a little bit ahead of time where they are with the baby alone at home and the unknown, new tasks have to do justice.
Others are unaware of the movement limitations of the big belly or they are worried that the money will not be enough. Whatever worries you personally, there are a few tricks to relax a bit despite your worries.
first Take a breakTime for yourself - that sounds easy, but sometimes it's difficult. Nevertheless, you should try it - it does you and your baby well! So lay down comfortably on the sofa, dream, read or take a nap … Maybe you'll hear a bit of music by Mozart - it should supposedly babies to relax particularly well. And: A bad conscience is completely out of place!
Find a spot in your company where you can put your feet up or have a rest during your lunch break. Try not to plan all your evenings. The laundry can safely wait until the weekend and the household does not always have to be licked! If you already have a child, it is certainly more difficult to find time to rest. So, why not spend your afternoon with your partner, a friend, or your grandparents and your child while you enjoy your well-deserved break?
second Pregnant YogaYoga during pregnancy not only keeps your body fit, but the relaxation exercises that will help you during your contractions have a beneficial effect beforehand. If you tend to be very worried or easily stressed, breathing exercises will probably help you. Ask your midwife about a yoga class in your area.
third Talk about itYou are not alone in worrying about whether your baby is healthy or will be born without any problems. Share your fears with your partner, mother or friend who already has children. Other women, perhaps from your birth preparation course, who are in a comparable pregnancy week like you, have similar thoughts and are sure to exchange ideas.
Your midwife, doctor or midwife can reassure you.And in the BabyCenter community, you can meet women with the same concerns.
4th Relaxation and alternative therapiesPregnancy massages are a fantastic way to relax. There are many books on the market with tips and tricks for massages that can contribute to relaxation. Your doctor or midwife can certainly give you tips, perhaps also for appropriate courses with your partner. If you are taking aromatherapy or using essential oils, please make sure that the treatments are safe for pregnant women, as some oils may not be suitable during the first or last trimester of pregnancy. Oils containing lavender oil, citrus oil or ylang ylang are usually harmless. Nevertheless, you should consult a professional aromatherapist.
Reflexology is also a wonderful way to relax. Ask beforehand if the therapist is trained to deal with pregnant women. ""There is no evidence that reflexology triggers a miscarriage, but you should always ask your midwife for a good therapist,"" says Denise Tiran, principal adjunct professor for complementary medicine and obstetrics the University of Greenwich, London.
Some mothers have discovered Bach flower products for themselves. These homeopathic drops are available in health food stores or pharmacies to help with stress and panic, especially the mix called ""rescue"".
Meditation and positive perception techniques can also help. Meditation is a kind of relaxation in which concentration plays a big role. In any case, a condition of ""relaxed attention"" is essential. Eligible is an environment without interference, or the ability to rest his senses.
Positive perception is a technique that frees you from your fears with positive thoughts and peaceful images in your mind's eye. If you have not tried something like this before, you will find books on this kind of relaxation in bookstores. Buy some cassettes or CDs with special relaxation music that you run in the background - so you can switch off wonderfully. Take at least 30 minutes undisturbed time.
5th Birth preparationMost women are probably afraid of the impending labor. Will you be able to cope with the pain, how long will it take and will your partner be able to support you? Find out about the onset as well as the physical and emotional aspects of each stage of the birth. You can sign up for a birth preparation course, read books and magazines, and look up information at BabyCenter. The more informed you are, the safer you will feel.
If you want to give birth in the hospital, you should first visit the delivery room so you know what to expect.
For some women, the fear of having pain at birth is so great that they would prefer a C-section to normal birth. This fear is known as tophatia and not uncommon. Talk to your midwife or doctor about these fears. Research has shown that this problem can be solved with the right advice and support.
. 6 The Relationship Is ChangingIt's perfectly understandable when you think about how your child's birth will affect your relationship with your partner, or how you will cope as a parent. Parenting is something you will learn step by step and often there is no clear right or wrong. Do what feels right for you.
Spend some time with a friend who already has a baby. There you will surely learn useful tips and tricks. If you are concerned about your financial situation, job, relationship or housework, talk to your midwife. She will know for sure which local organization or support group you can contact.
. 7 Work Path StrategiesSix weeks before the expected date of birth, maternity leave begins. You will have to work until then if you do not have a medical certificate or holidays. According to midwife Sally Sago, getting pregnant mothers gets the most stressful, and as pregnancy progresses, it gets worse and worse.
Ask your employer if you can handle rush hours, especially if you use public transport. You may be allowed to start work sooner to finish work earlier or work from home a few days a week.
Always try to sit while driving. If nobody offers you their seat in the bus, ask someone to get up. You do not have to be uncomfortable - it is not very safe for you to swing back and forth in the bus, train or train. Most people like to give their seat to a pregnant woman, they only need to be reminded from time to time.
. 8 Money mattersA baby unfortunately costs a lot of money. If you're worried about how to pay for it all, make a list of the things you need most. Determine what items you can borrow from friends or family. There is really no need to buy anything, since you have some things, such as: As a baby carrier, only for a few months will need. Many other things you can also very cheap second hand buy.
Make sure that you file your claims under the Maternity Protection Act and apply for parental benefit. Find out about it in your personnel department, at the Bürgeramt or at your health insurance.
. 9 Diet and exerciseStress hormones can also be compensated with appropriate nutrition. For example, foods that contain B vitamins are good. These include yeast extract, whole wheat bread and whole grain rice. They raise your serotonin levels. Serotonin is an anti-stress hormone.
Sport has also proven to be very useful in relieving tension. Continue with your exercises as you did before pregnancy - as long as they are good for you. If you still have doubts, check them with your gynecologist. If you participate in sports courses, inform your trainer about your pregnancy.
Swimming is a perfect pregnancy sport. You can keep yourself healthy and fit without putting too much strain on your joints. Aqua aerobics classes for pregnant women are also recommended for this reason.
At work, make sure to get up regularly and take a few steps - especially if you work mostly at your desk. Go outside during your lunch break and get some fresh air, even if it's only 10 minutes.
10th Treat yourselfLaughter is the best way to relax. So: meet some friends or go to the cinema to watch a comedy.
Take a weekend trip and spend most of your time in togetherness with your partner or all by yourself. Visit a wellness oasis that offers prenatal massage.
Pregnancy is the perfect time to treat yourself to all the beauty treatments you would never normally expect. Do foot care once your stomach has grown too big to cut your toenails yourself.
Be good to yourself - you deserve it!
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