4 tips to manage stress during pregnancy... for you and baby!
It’s often impossible to avoid stress. However, Baptist Hospital's Maternal and Infant Services team has a few suggestions on healthy ways to manage it:
1. Live well. Eat a nutritious diet, exercise according to your doctor’s instructions and get plenty of rest.
2. Set limits. Make time for what’s really important to you. Don’t be afraid to say “no” to everything else.
3. Consider alternatives. Relaxation therapies are helpful de-stressors. Massage, reflexology, acupuncture or acupressure, aromatherapy and hypnosis all may help you relax.
4. Seek help. If you feel overwhelmed by stress, talk with your doctor. You may need a therapist or other professional care to help you get back on track.
For more information on having your baby at Baptist Hospital, please visit the hospital's Childbirth website or call 615-284-BABY (2229).