Stress management during pregnancy
Publication date: 02.05.2022
THE JORDANIA CLINIC TEAM SHARES A HOLISTIC METHOD OF CARING FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND OFFERS SELF-HELP RECOMMENDATIONS DURING PROLONGED STRESSFUL SITUATIONS. IMPROPERLY OVERCOME STRESS POSES A DANGER TO THE MOTHER AND FETUS. UNREACTED EMOTIONS REMAIN IN A PERSON’S BODY AND CREATE A PREREQUISITE FOR PSYCHOSOMATIC ILLNESS.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF STRESS DURING PREGNANCY?
- Apathy, fatigue.
- Weakness, disorganization.
- A feeling of helplessness.
- Anhedonia – usual pleasant activities for the person become uninteresting.
- Concentration, sleep difficulties.
- Feeling out of control.
- restlessness anxiety.
- Dizziness, tremors.
- Feeling butterflies in the stomach.
- Difficulties of the gastrointestinal tract.
- Immune system decline, etc.
HOW TO OVERCOME STRESS? – Self-help in the prenatal period.
Stop and take 3-5 deep breaths.
Share your emotions and feelings with a trusted friend, partner or relative. At this time, emotions are vented and anxiety decreases.
Consider a stressful situation from a positive perspective. For example, when you are in a traffic jam, it is better to reduce anxiety.
(Weakening) Ask a loved one and use the situation for future plans (reframing).
Look at the big picture – from the perspective of one week, one month. Analyze the stressful moment, how relevant it will be in the future? If you can’t find an answer, it’s better to focus on another issue.
An effective way to reduce stress is face-to-face integration. Oxytocin is released during social bonding.
Set aside time for your favorite activities – so that you concentrate only on them while doing them.
Healthy eating helps you fight stress. Your body, at such a time, is better nourished and more resistant to stress. Cut back on caffeine and sugar.
Regular physical activity, even a 30-minute walk in nature, aerobics, dancing – helps to overcome stress.
Proper sleep is like “fuel” for your mind and body. Fatigue increases the level of stress and may cause irrational thoughts.
One of the active components of coping with stress is assertiveness. You express your emotions in times of tension and explain to people what kind of feeling you have, you state your opinion without offending others. Assertiveness allows you to communicate openly.
DO THIS SIMPLE MEDITATION EXERCISE FOR STRESS REDUCTION :
Inhale and exhale three times. Sit comfortably, try to relax. Choose any five objects in your field of vision. Observe them one by one for 60 minutes, focus as if you are noticing them for the first time. Study their surface, delve into the texture. Observe your own feelings, emotions. Share the result with your loved ones.
THE TEAM OF THE JORDANIAN CLINIC IS STARTING A SERIES OF EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES, WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF WHICH LECTURES, SEMINARS AND PRACTICAL EXERCISES WILL BE HELD.
TEONA GOMARTELI – doctor, psychoconsultant, body-oriented psychotherapist
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