Why you should chill out during pregnancy

Too much stress can damage your health and well-being. It can cause anxiety, sleeplessness and depression, among other things. Being pregnant means a huge lifestyle change, which can trigger stress. Feeling anxious is a normal response to being pregnant, but added pressures such as work and money can really wear you down.

Learning to relax is one of the best ways of coping with, and reducing stress. Relaxing exercises like yoga or meditation are ideal. There should be antenatal classes available to help you learn to exercise, stretch and relax as well.

Getting time to yourself and mentally switching off, is a great way to relax. Walks, a swim, a bath, blobbing out in front of the TV or reading until you nod off are ways of getting rid stress.

A good daily routine helps you combat stress. Regular exercise, regular balanced meals and lots of rest and sleep are all very important. Find out more about stress and pregnancy here.



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