Pregnancy and anxiety: these 10 steps will guarantee a period of pregnancy without panic!
Posted On July 4, 2023
Due to the various hormonal changes that are constantly occurring within your body, being pregnant can give you anxiety attacks. Also, because of your pregnancy, you may not consider medications to be the correct course of action to combat these anxiety disorders (which, by the way, is a good option because it can actually affect your unborn baby). Therefore, this article will reveal natural methods that will ensure that your pregnancy is free from panic and anxiety…
1.Meditation – This is a type of relaxation technique that has been shown to work. It is about inhaling and exhaling through the nostrils and focusing the mind on that breath that moves through the body and cools it. Try not to think during this period and keep a clear head. You want to engage in this routine for a minimum of 5 minutes daily, more if you feel inclined.
2.Aromatherapy – you want to opt for fragrances like lavender, which are very relaxing. You need to get an aroma diffuser and burn these scented candles in it or place the essential oils depending on your preference. Essential oils can include; jasmine, rose, lavender or cypress; all of which possess calming fragrances that can be relaxing for you.
3. Herbal remedies – examples of these include, but are by no means limited to, the following; Kava kava, wolf mint, ashwangandha, valerian, etc. These herbal remedies will help you sleep and can treat mild anxiety disorders without the side effects that come with prescription medications. Remember to ask your OB/GYN if these herbal remedies are right for you.
4. Deep breathing – several times a day, you should take a break or pause what you are doing and engage in these deep breathing techniques for a few seconds. It keeps anxiety away and restores calm in case you really do experience an attack.
5. Seek help from your counselor – or your therapist. You need to make him or her a confidante. If you do this, then they will be able to recommend the necessary things you need to have a full-term pregnancy without panic. Talking to a professional is extremely, very helpful and cannot be stressed enough.
6. Refrain from bad or negative news – especially today when the airwaves and TV airwaves are full of nothing else, we exalt the bad news more than the good news because the media moguls say that bad news sells more than good news every time. Anyway, whatever. Just keep in mind that bad news may be the root cause of those anxiety attacks you’re experiencing. If you are a news junkie, you may want to stay away while you are pregnant, you could resume them at a later period after your pregnancy.
7. Participate in daily exercises – you can relieve your anxiety by being physically active for 30 to 60 minutes. Try not to get stressed as light to moderate training sessions are all that is required. Be sure to start slowly, especially if you’re not doing any exercise right now; gradually increase to the required 30 minutes. After you achieve that, gently build up to an hour. You don’t need to spend money joining a gym; You can simply find quiet places to exercise or just take a slow walk. Consistency is key – make this a daily routine.
8. Get a massage – As much and as often as you can. This will loosen those tense muscles and allow you to lose worrying thoughts. Take time at the table to recalibrate your mind. Tell yourself that everything will work out for your good.
9. Get out of the house – try to get some air and meet other people as much as possible. The point here is not to isolate yourself because that tends to make you depressed and unnecessarily anxious about events that are out of your control. Meeting and interacting with people, like the guy who works at the supermarket, will help you occupy your mind and take your mind off your anxiety.
10. Drink green tea – This type of tea is known to be useful in helping you relax and stay calm. You can also try chamomile tea.