If you feel tired all the time, have swollen ankles, and also have a stomach that cannot keep anything down, it is only natural for you to feel stressed out. Pregnancy brings in a lot of changes in both your life and body, and this may begin the inadvertent process of worrying and feeling augmented levels of stress.
If you feel this stress is taking a toll on you, and you start to experience constant anxiety, then it might be time for you to seek for advice from your doctor or midwife. There are definitely many external factors that contribute greatly to your child’s emotional ability to relate with others, but when cortisol, the stress-causing hormone is secreted in high amounts, there is a high probability of it negatively affecting the building blocks responsible for the emotional development of your child.
Avoiding stress during pregnancy involves making small adjustments in your daily routine. Unlike long ago when pregnancy meant staying indoors and performing no chores, today it is considered to be a normal part of life that does not have to affect your everyday to-do list (for the most part at least).
Pregnant women love being pampered; who doesn’t? However, they could use some help here and because pregnancy should not be viewed as an illness or a period of confinement. So, what can you do to have a stress-free pregnancy?