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The Importance Of Mental Stability During Pregnancy

The Importance Of Mental Stability During Pregnancy

Pregnancy brings along with it a range of emotions that also impact the fetus, as it constantly gets messages while it grows inside the person. Therefore, it is as important to look after your mental health as it is to look after your physical health. When you are mentally healthy, you will easily be able to manage the challenges that come along with pregnancy and a new life with your baby.

How Does Pregnancy Affect Your Mental Health?

It is important to understand how pregnancy can impact your mental well-being to tackle it better. So, let’s chart out how being pregnant affects your mental health.

While it is natural to experience some amount of fear and worry as you think about your new life with your upcoming bundle of joy, these feelings may go away with time. However, some people may get overly stressed and anxious, especially if they feel like they won’t be able to adjust to the big changes.

In addition to this, pregnancy in itself can be stressful as it brings along countless hormonal and physical changes. People may also feel anxious about things like antenatal tests, and they may get particularly stressed if they have had an experience of miscarriage previously.

How To Manage Your Mental Health?

Mental health can affect your physical well-being and taking care of mental health during pregnancy is just as important as taking care of your physical health. Because it’s harder to manage your emotions during pregnancy, it’s even more important that you have a way to manage your mind and process your feelings. Otherwise, pregnancy can take a toll on your mental health. Here is how you can ensure your mental well-being:

1. Watch Out For Signs Of Depression And AnxietyWhen natural anxiety gets prolonged, it becomes concerning as it increases the chances of long-term depression as well. Watch out for these signs and speak to your doctor if you have been experiencing them a lot.

2. Label Your Feelings And Allow ThemYou are going through a lot and it is more than reasonable if you are letting your feelings out without resisting them. It is also important that you notice the pattern in your behaviour and try to label your feelings to identify and recognize them better.

3. Don’t ObsessWhile you are identifying patterns, do not obsess over them. Give yourself a break now and then to regain your calm, relaxation and composure.

4. Try Your Hand At JournalingJournaling is a great outlet for your emotions where you can easily articulate and comprehend your feelings and emotions. This could be a therapeutic practice.

5. Maintain A Healthy LifestyleEat healthy and do moderate exercises. This would make you feel good about yourself and drastically improve your mental health.

6. Do Not Make Big ChangesPregnancy is overwhelming as it is. So, avoid making huge changes – like changing jobs or houses – during this time.

7. Talk To People Around YouYou do not have to deal with things alone while you are pregnant. You must go about your social life like you used to before you got pregnant.

8. If Required, Seek HelpThere is no shame in seeking help if your signs of anxiety and depression have prolonged. It is completely natural and normal to experience those feelings and seek professional help to ease through the rough phase.

Studies have found that the babies who did their best were those who had mentally and physically healthy mothers both before and after their births. However, babies are prone to having a rough time if their mothers have been depressed throughout pregnancy and even afterwards. Therefore, it is necessary to ensure your mental stability while you are pregnant.

Dr Amita Shah is the best pregnancy doctor in Gurgaon. She is a reputed surgeon, obstetrician and gynaecologist with over 30 years of experience. With a high success rate of normal deliveries and expertise in high-risk pregnancies, she is much regarded by all her patients and colleagues alike.

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