30th April 2012
Preparing for the arrival of a little one is often a busy and exhausting time and it's natural for all mums-to-be to feel a little stressed at some point over these nine months.
While some of us may start to feel anxious about the responsibility of a newborn, for others it may be concern over your impending maternity leave or about the upcoming birth.
However, whatever worries are troubling you over the course of your pregnancy, it is a good idea to adopt a few coping strategies, as beating stress is important not only for your own health, but for your baby's too.
Recent research has suggested that newborns whose mothers are under stress during the first trimester of pregnancy could be at risk of iron deficiency, which could have implications for their health in later life.
The first step to tackling stress is to acknowledge that it's perfectly normally for expectant mums to feel anxious at times and that when you do have worries it's a good idea to talk about them.
It can help to join an antenatal or parenting class where you will meet other mums-to-be who will be going through the same experiences as you and will have similar concerns and worries.
If you're concerned about the birth or your baby's health, it's a good idea to speak to your doctor or a midwife or other health professional who can ease your concerns and help you feel more prepared and in control.
Finally, make sure you dedicate plenty of time to yourself and your own health and wellbeing. It's important that you're eating well and taking part in some gentle exercise such as yoga or swimming, and that you take some time out every now and then to treat yourself.
By following these simple steps you'll quickly find that your anxieties are eased and you'll feel less stressed and more in control while awaiting the arrival of your little one.
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