Coping with stress during pregnancy

Although the nine months of pregnancy is a period that most women hope to experience, there are a myriad of reasons why when the time actually comes, it can be very stressful. Pregnant women physically becoming heavier and often feel achy and cumbersome, and surges of hormonal activity take their toll on emotions.  With all of this, here are some tips to help you refocus away from the aches and the worries, and to transfer some of your pregnancy energy into something positive and beneficial. Exercise – While exercise is good for our bodies, the most amazing by- product of it is all those wonderful endorphins that are released in the brain as a result of just a minor workout. These endorphins stimulate happiness and positive feelings and give us further strength and motivation. Join a class – any class! Now’s the time for you to follow your pursuits – heaven knows you won’t have time to follow them later. So if its basket weaving, mosaic frame making or learning a foreign language take the time now to invest in yourself and enjoy every minute! Make time for meditation – you don’t need to be a Buddha to meditate! Often we get so caught up in our daily routine that one day seems to follow the next without reason or meaning. Try starting your day by closing your eyes and focusing on the blessings that you have in your life. While you are at it, go ahead and ask God, your Higher Power, or WhoEver to continue to bless you with health, wealth, all things good, an easy labor, and a beautiful healthy baby. Cranial Sacral Therapy – this is a remarkable treatment which is great for the body, as well as the soul. Find a good Cranial Sacral Therapist who has a healing touch, a listening ear and a caring heart. For more information on the benefits of cranial sacral therapy in pregnancy. Think about the spiritual aspect of bringing a new person into the world – when you’re most caught up in your physical complaints, when you’re starting to dread the actual birth, give yourself time to think about the fact that you and your partner have created a new soul, and you are the channel through which it will be coming to this would. If this moves you, or if there is another similar thought that...
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