A few months ago, you were thrilled to see that positive pregnancy test result. Now you’re faced with the possibility of giving birth during the Covid 19 pandemic.
In my new group on Facebook many mums to be have said they are nervous and concerned about their birth and what will happen in the next few weeks. It’s an understandably worrying time.
I am making it my priority while my studio is temporarily closed to help these women through these uncertain times so on today’s blog, I will be sharing some videos and tips on coping with anxiety during pregnancy.
It’s important to talk about it to someone you trust. I know that might not be possible face to face but technology is on our side during this pandemic so you could use facetime, zoom, whatsapp video call, skype or House Party to name a few. Sometimes a listening ear is just what you need.
I understand that you’re limited to what you can do exercise wise due to self-isolating so I recommend Pregnancy yoga or online exercises specifically for pregnant women. Exercise has been proven to relieve the symptoms of anxiety.. Here’s some free classes I found online.
Birthzang are offering free taster courses here https://birthzangonlinebooking.as.me/classes
Mindfulness and meditation are proven methods to reduce anxiety. I found a couple of Youtube videos to help with this.
This is like mindfulness but includes a technique called Tapping. I can personally recommend this. I have used EFT tapping to help to calm my mind during these uncertain times and found it helpful. Here’s a link to the video I used.
Well this is much easier said than done, especially during the last few weeks of pregnancy! But getting enough rest is a great way to stay on top of your anxiety. If you’re find it hard to sleep or to stay asleep then try having a nap during the day.
If you find that anxiety is having a significant impact on your everyday life then talking to your healthcare provider is a must. They will be able to point you in the right direction to find help. The sooner you do this the better. Please don’t feel embarrassed to talk about your anxiety.
I hope you have found this blog helpful. If you have any ideas you could add to this please do let me know in the comments below.
For more support during your pregnancy, childbirth and after please join my group on Facebook by clicking here https://www.facebook.com/groups/pregnancyandbirthsupportsouthsomerset/