Stop Stressing! How to Be a Calm Preggo

You're pregnant -- and worried about, well, pretty much everything. Here's how to stop stressing and get your calm on! (21 Photos)

Julie Seguss on Dec 31, 2013 at 4:48PM

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Stop Stressing! How to Be a Calm Preggo

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Outsource Your Chores

Feeling overwhelmed? Yeah, we thought so. Now's the time to eliminate some of your regular tasks so you can free up time for baby prepping (or lets be honest, just napping). For starters: Hire a housecleaner if you can -- or get your hubs to scrub those toilets! Studies suggest that pregnant women should avoid using highly fragranced cleaning products during pregnancy, so you've got a legitimate excuse. Other smart ways reduce your workload: Call a babysitter or enlist a friend to watch your child for the afternoon, ask your Mom to help you organize the nursery, or line up a postpartum baby nurse to take the pressure off feeling like you have to know everything about baby care from day one.

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