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home>>family>>problems during pregnancy>>Anxiety and Pregnancy

Anxiety and Pregnancy

by: Meri Scals

It's not always peaches and cream when you find out your pregnant, the truth is some women are downright terrified and anxiety ridden.

In a recent study it was found that more women are suffering with anxiety than men today and rightfully so, in our modern society of successful women and equal partnership in the home and workplace does it surprise us??

Women are successful and taking on more in the workforce than ever before which is a great thing, but women are still the ones pregnant, delivering, dealing with hormones and all the pressures of home and other children. It's no shock that when we realize all these realities we may begin to feel anxiety.

Anxiety, which is our human fight or flight response, is in our being for protection. Protection from predators in prehistoric times, from a life threatening situation in our daily life, unfortunately when we overload and do not take care of ourselves mentally and physically your body reacts.

At times anxiety may make you feel out of control and debilitated. The good news is you can overcome anxiety, like millions of expectant moms have, with personal experience on this topic I would love to share with you years of healing and growing and great anxiety busting tips

The horror of the hospital- Intense fear of the unknown, loss of control, will they hurt me? The answer was facing my fear, I felt like a superhero when I came out of the delivery room alive and well, my mind had to be put in a calm state, focusing on good things and repeating positive thoughts really worked.

Will I be a good mom? You will be a great mom it's hardwired in you, but if you are not happy with yourself or feel any unresolved issues from the past now is the time to talk to someone and heal yourself, you deserve to feel whole, and your baby deserves you.

To work or not to work? Worrying will not make a magical answer appear, but what will work is a plan. Write all the pros and cons to your personal situation about work and weigh all your options. Today more than ever corporations are trying to accommodate moms with tele-commuting options and part-time flex hours. If you have a job, you could always ask your boss if there are options available..(doesn't hurt to ask)

Research your options early on and know your options. Sometimes small changes make a huge difference, only you know what is best for you and your family unit, we are all different, make your decision based on your gut, and be proud whatever it is.

There are so many different thoughts a pregnant woman may have, just keep your fears in perspective a well maintained body and mind is the best defense for negative karma.

Be good and kind to yourself and enjoy the moment. If you find you still feel hopeless seek a listening ear of a professional therapist. This is one of the greatest resources available to us today; it is a positive experience and will help you feel better. Remember face your fears, and if you can't do it alone, find a helping hand. You deserve to feel good and it is definitely a goal you can achieve.

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