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Dealing with Psychological Changes

Last Updated on Dec 18, 2019
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How to deal with the Psychological Changes in Pregnancy?

Discussing the problems, attending childbirth classes, yoga and meditation help in coping with the emotional changes.

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Acceptance of the changes in the body can go a long way in helping a pregnant woman make peace with her changing physical and emotional dimensions.

Dealing with psychological changes associated with pregnancy is easier for women who have a supportive husband, parents and in-law.

In case of inability to cope with the changing mental state, the following interventions can be sought -.

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  • Discussing the problems with the spouse and the medical practitioner can be helpful
  • Social interactions with other pregnant women or new mothers
  • Attending childbirth classes is very helpful for educating parents-to-be about what they can expect
  • Talking with a friend or colleague who has been through a pregnancy
  • Seeking support from one's own mother
  • Learning some relaxation techniques like meditation and yoga will help cope with stress
  • Keeping busy as it will help the mind be occupied with immediate things and not dwell too much on the past or future
  • Developing a hobby may help women who may have to restrict movements because of the doctor’s advice
  • Seek professional help to cope with the emotional changes in pregnancy

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