(Closed) How to cope with emotional stress during early pregnancy

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
3106 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@ladeeeda:  prenatal yoga. I find I get so focused on my movement that I forget everything. I’m so sorry you’re going through such a crazy time. Take it easy- lots of rest. Your body is being taxed to the extreme, follow its cues. 

Post # 4
4413 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

One really great way to relax yourself is to put your hands on your stomach and talk to the baby. Even though the baby right now is more like a little clump of cells and your belly doesn’t really exist — still, do it. Tell the baby that you’re sorry you’re feeling so stressed and that you’re sorry your emotions are affecting him and that you’ll try to do better for him. The baby can’t hear or understand you, but the simple act of talking in this way can REALLY do wonders. I do it every time I start to get worked up, no matter what causes it — I apologize to the baby because it’s not her fault I feel this way, and soon enough I feel calm again. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon!!!

Post # 5
47 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

Heres what works for me….

*play mindless video games on the computer

*take a shower and think of the try to visualize the stress washing away. I don’t know what it is, but there is something very relaxing about watching the water do down the drain

*drink a nice cup of cocoa

*call a girlfriend and have a chats…about somethelse other than you. 

*www.dogshaming.com……nough said. If you’re feeling adventurous, try http://www.shitmykidsruined.com. 

Post # 6
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@ladeeeda:  Breathe. Breathe. ….

Have a bath or nice shower, not too hot, but nice and warm. Have a glass of warm milk with cinnamon. Try to have a nap. If you are too wired to nap, watch a movie on the couch. Relax and lie down. Write down your feelings in a journal or even just an email to yourself. Go outside and get some fresh air. Watch something funny. Hug your husband. Have him hug you back. Hugs are very calming.

Post # 7
8879 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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@Sunshine09:  +1

These are fantastic suggestions. 

Post # 8
12244 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I excersize, talk to the baby, and occasionally both at the same time.

I love walking/jogging on the treadmill and talking to the baby about what I’m watching on TV! S/he can’t hear me yet (12+1), but it’s REALLY fun!

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