Puede que la madre primeriza tenga muchos nervios e inseguridades durante el proceso de gestación o que la que ya ha sido madre tenga muchas responsabilidades o problemas de última hora y todo esto afecte a sus nervios.
Sea por el motivo que sea, una mujer embarazada puede llegar a sufrir estrés durante los nueve meses que esté en cinta y esto es algo que podría afectar muy negativamente a la salud del bebé y a la suya propia, poniéndola en riesgo. Por eso, en PregDream te contamos cómo puede afectar el estrés a tu embarazo , para que encuentres el modo de reducirlo y poder disfrutar al máximo de este momento único en tu vida.
CONSECUENCIAS FÍSICAS DEL ESTRÉS DURANTE EL EMBARAZO
It is normal for you to have periods of being more nervous than others, even during pregnancy. We all have days when we are more worried than others or we have so much to do that we get overwhelmed thinking that we are not going to get to everything. Right now we are nervous, but not stressed. Stress would be the phenomenon that occurs when we feel in this state of anxiety for several days in a row and is high risk during pregnancy.
The first negative consequence on our body will be that our desire to sleep will decrease and we will not rest properly. Stress makes our brain constantly worry about something (that may happen or that we should do urgently) and this will cause us to have little sleep and the quality of it is poor. Our baby needs us to be healthy and rested, so this will be the first negative aspect of stress.
The second would be a decrease in appetite . When we are very nervous and we think a lot about an issue or problem, we tend to forget about such natural and simple actions as eating. The fact that we are not well fed and at the necessary hours will be highly negative for health and will be of high risk for the growth of the baby.
It is also clinically proven that stress has a negative effect on our body: being psychologically tired, not sleeping well and not eating well, our defenses will lower and it will be much easier for us to catch any virus or external infection, since we will find ourselves more weak and exposed.
Remember that when you are pregnant you will not be able to take the same medications as usual, since they are not recommended for health, they have many risks even for the growth of the baby, so if your defenses lower excessively and you get sick, you put yourself in danger to your baby.
With increased nerves and stress, cognitive capacity is reduced, so it will be more difficult for you to concentrate and you will forget little things from day to day that can become crucial. It will be more difficult for you to concentrate and this dislocation can create even more nervousness and instability. Therefore, the best thing for you and your baby is that you learn to relax and reduce the level of stress that can be so harmful to the health of both of you.
HOW TO LOWER YOUR STRESS LEVEL DURING PREGNANCY
The first thing we should do is try to identify the source of our stress and worry . Once we know it, it will be easier for us to start working so that we can relax for the good of our health and that of our baby.
If it is because we are terrified of the idea of childbirth , the number of visits to the doctor, changes in our body, external causes such as work or a family problem, we should categorize and speak with trusted people to reduce our stress level. If it is for medical reasons, talking to our doctor and solving our doubts and fears will greatly help us to be calmer.
Regarding external causes, we should be advised by friends, family or professionals in order to solve the problems and that these do not affect our health and that of our baby. Disconnecting from the technology that we are so hooked on and from television will also be of great help. Try to avoid negative people who make you even more nervous.
If you have many things to do, do n’t be afraid to ask for help , because surely those who love you will have no qualms about lending you a hand, but if they can’t, just make a list and do things little by little. If you set goals too high, it is very likely that you will get discouraged sooner and that will stress you even more.
Reading before going to sleep, having a healthy diet, avoiding products with caffeine and addictive substances, as well as sleeping well and resting whenever we need it will help us reduce the level of stress as well.
However, if all these tips do not help us because our state is much higher, we should consult with our doctor who can refer us to a psychologist who will be our best help to give us the keys on how to reduce stress during pregnancy and that we can enjoy of one of the most beautiful moments of our lives with tranquility and certainty.