Hormonal changes can make you feel emotional during pregnancy and it can affect your mental health. So, it’s natural to feel more stressed or anxious than usual.
There are different ways you can care for yourself to keep you sane. Here are some mental health tips for you when pregnant:
1. Connect with people
Talk to people you see around. Connect with family and friends far and near. Go online to see what is going on in the world and engage in things that interest you.
2. Be active
Keep up with the activities you do before you got pregnant, but make sure you listen to your body. Take time to rest when necessary.
3. Be charitable
If you see the chance, do an act of kindness. It will make you feel good too.
4. Keep learning
Read a book, watch movies or ask colleagues about their day.
5. Take care of yourself
Always remember to take good care of yourself. Allow yourself some time-out even if it’s for a short period of time to do things you enjoy.
6. Connect with your partner
A supportive partner relationship can improve maternal and infant well-being.
7. Get someone to help
To avoid being over-stressed, get someone to assist with house chores and other things.
8. Avoid eating bad foods
Avoid taking foods like
- undercooked eggs
- undercooked meat
- excessive amounts of caffeine
- alcohol, etc.
9. Eat goods that contain the right nutrients and rest well
10. Exercise often
Engage in simple exercise like walking, dancing and other activities that keep your mental health stable.
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