4. Meet with other expecting moms. Know you are not alone and that there are other moms out there who are probably going through the same thing. Join a group and talk about it. Hearing other stories of moms who are undergoing similar issues will help you a lot. You might even learn to laugh about it once the crying has eased.
5. Get some sleep. Lack of sleep will only heighten your rollercoaster emotions. A full night’s rest might at least ensure you handle yourself better in these tricky situations.
6. Enjoy the outdoors. A walk outside can do wonders for balancing the emotions and putting things into perspective. Exercise is good for you and the baby so you can enjoy the dual benefit while you are strolling around the block.
7. Add some new smells to the mix. Aromatherapy can help relax and calm you, plus influence your perceptions of what you associate with certain good or bad smells.
8. Eliminate stress. If there are aspects in your life which are causing unnecessary stress, then it might be time to step down from those responsibilities for a while. You have enough on your plate when you are pregnant without any extra concern from other areas of your life.
9. Face your worries head on. Worried about the birth, in-laws, money, job or your relationship? You may be surprised how many problems you can solve if you reach out for help or give them some serious thought. There are options to work from home, a good counsellor can help with relationship issues and a birth doula can help with both pregnancy and postpartum worries.
10. Make sure you have all the right vitamins. Most pregnancy supplements are synthetic, difficult for your body to absorb and are passed in your urine. Natural supplements, including natural iron and folinic acid (not to be confused with folic acid) can help you maintain energy and feel better.1 | 2 | 3 | 4