Pregnancy and stress go hand in hand. A recent survey indicated that an expecting woman is 43% more stressed out than a non-expecting woman. Sometimes the stress can be really overwhelming and really hard to manage. Don’t worry we got your back, here are 8 ways to brush of that pregnancy stress.
1. Accept it Embrace It
There are certain things that you can’t control when you’re pregnant. It’s better that you come to terms with such things and embrace them. For example, you will gain weight when you’re pregnant, it's normal, it's natural and you can’t do anything about it. You can either sulk about gaining weight or accept it and come to terms with it.
P.S. Throw in some choco-chip ice cream that might help :)
2. Laugh It Out Loud
Did you know? Each time you laugh, endorphins (happy hormones) are released by the brain. So the more you laugh, the more ‘happy hormones’ are released by your brain. So start binge-watching some comedies and start laughing!
3. Walk It Off
Walking is the safest form of exercise when you’re pregnant, So bring out those headphones, dust off those jogging shoes and hit the streets. Regular walks reduce stress levels drastically and also boost energy levels.
4. Meet People
Go visit your friends or invite them over to your house. Sitting home and overthinking about the future can be a bit overwhelming and stressful. It is better that you keep meeting people and talk to them about what you’re going through, also don’t hesitate in asking them for help if you require any.
5. Power Naps
Pregnancy can be a physically draining job, never shy away from taking short naps to stay fresh and energetic. If not for yourself, do it for the baby.
6. Water Balance And Micro Nutrients
One of the major reasons why pregnant women feel sick or nauseous is the lack of water intake and micronutrients in their daily diet. Drink at least 8 glasses of water and make sure you’re not missing those vitamins and minerals supplements( Consult your doctor for the right dosage).
7. Read Woman! Read!
Reading books is one of the most constructive ways to kill time and reduce stress. Don’t limit yourself to only maternity related stuff, read anything and everything that makes you happy. The positive thoughts in your head will have a positive effect on your baby.
8. Go Out Shopping
Shopping, as they say, is the biggest stress buster known to women. So grab your girlfriend and hit the mall. In case you think you’re way too lazy to dress up and hit the mall, then shop at our store https://momzjoy.com/ for the latest in maternity and nursing wear.