Experiencing some level of anxiety throughout your pregnancy can be normal. Read our tips on how to help with anxious feelings and when to seek professional help.
Jun 17, 2022
You’re going through a huge life-changing experience, so it’s understandable to feel a little anxious at times and uncertain about what’s to come – especially if it’s your first baby. If your anxiety is building and starts to consume your thoughts, turn to your healthcare professional for help.
Our tips on managing anxious feelings during pregnancy
Talk to family or a friend about how you’re feeling - it can really help.
Ask your healthcare professional or midwife for local mothers’ groups or community programs. Talking to other mums-to-be and parents may help you gain perspective on small worries.
Keep active if you can, it’s good for you and your baby.
Try and rest when needed.
Set aside some “me time” at least once a day. Maybe with a warm bath or listen to a podcast?
Make time for self-care. Try complementary therapies like relaxation massage or meditation. Mindfulness apps could also be helpful.
Have a go at simple breathing exercises for stress.
Plan ahead: writing in a diary or planner each week can help you feel more in control.
Ask your loved ones for practical help. Cooking, shopping, taking care of kids, whatever helps take a load off.
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During pregnancy and after delivery, a mother’s diet should contain sufficient key nutrients. Professional guidance can be sought on diet and the preparation for and maintenance of breastfeeding. A decision not to breastfeed, or to introduce partial bottle feeding, could reduce the supply of breast milk. Once reduced, it is difficult to re-establish. Infant formula should be prepared and used as directed. Unnecessary or improper use may present a health hazard. Social and financial implications, including the cost of providing formula until 12 months of age, should be considered when choosing how to feed infants.
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