How's Your Stress Level During Pregnancy?

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How's Your Stress Level During Pregnancy?
Tue, 02-12-2013 - 9:57am

When you're expecting, it's easy to stress about pretty much everything, from the little things ("Will I ever stop feeling like I'm about to barf?") to the big ("Will my baby be healthy?"). What's not so easy? Tuning out all those worst-case-what-if scenarios, relaxing and enjoying the nine months before your new addition arrives. While Dr. Allison Hill, an obgyn and co-author of The Mommy Docs' Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy and Birth says there's no strong evidence that your stress can negatively affect your baby-to-be (one less thing to stress out about!), it's certainly good for your health to keep your stress levels in check. So try one -- or all! -- of these ways to be a calm preggo.

Stressed While Pregnant? Here's How to Be a Calm Preggo-

How's your stress level during this pregnancy?  Do you find yourself constantly worrying about one thing or another? What are you doing to stay as calm as possible?

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Wed, 02-27-2013 - 4:29pm

Our main stress is that I lost my job at the beginning of January, and DH has been looking for FT work for well over two years (he does free lance for now). God has provided to us, so February was taken care of, but not stressing over the financials have been harder than pretty much anything else. How do I not stress? Ummm.....not dwelling on it, for one. LOL Thinking about other things and focusing on trying to get ready for DD's arrival in June. :)

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Fri, 03-08-2013 - 9:24am

There are good tips for destressing in this booklet from the HRSA Information Center: Taking Care of Mom: Nurturing Self As Well as Baby