16 May 2009

Young parents: 10 ways to survive stress in pregnancy

Bile dah pregnant ni baru aku rase mcm mane perasaannye.. Dulu duk ngate2 gak kat akak aku(Kak Nor) yg salu emo lebey bile dy peknen.. haa skang hambek koooo.. rasain penangan org mengandung.. Baru ko tau.. ngeh ngeh.. mmg emo yg tahap 88 lah.. Tak caye, sile tanye encip Izhan.. sabo je la laki aku tuh melyan peel aku yg mmg ntah pa pe.. ampunn kan org yayam.. skang mmg org cepat sentap... :p

Tapi aku tau, encip Izhan itu boleh paham dan aku yaki dan aku trust 110% encip Izhan akan sentiasa sokong aku walau cm ne pun kondisi aku.. Hurmm.. Aku duk belek2 la web baby center Malaysia tadi.. so aku search la pasal mood swing + pregnancy blues.. here it comes, ade 10 care nak survive stress mase peknen neh.. Insyallah yg mane aku boleh ikut aku akan cube.. Untuk kebaikan sape ye kawan2, saya baby dan encip Izhan juge.. ngeh ngeh.. Ade aku post kat sini utk peringatan aku dan bloggers2 yg peknen gak yg tetibe ade singgah sini.. Ini kan ilmu harus di share same2.. sharing itu kan loving...

Adeiss, pewut aku ni sik rase cramp jew.. pastu rase mcm skit yg light2 gitu.. pastu kdg2 dy dtg yg mcm nyucuk2 gitu.. apekah ini normal? dan pg tadi ade brownish spot secotet kuar.. Tetibe rase mcm risau.. Hope tade pa pe..

Young parents: 10 ways to survive stress in pregnancy

1. Take some 'me time'. At work, put your feet up with a magazine during your lunch hour, and in the evenings take a relaxing bath.

2. Antenatal yoga. It's great for toning your muscles, and the relaxation techniques will be useful during labour.

3. Talk about it. If you have any worries or concerns, then talk to those around you. Your GP or midwife can also offer reassurance.

4. Get moving. Exercise can relieve tension, so go for a walk or a gentle swim. Or why not try an aqua aerobics class for pregnant women?

5. Preparing for the birth. Knowledge is power, so go to your antenatal classes and read all the information you can find about labour. It will help you to feel more confident and in control when the time comes.

6. Relationship changes. A baby is going to change your relationship with your partner, so if you have concerns as to how you are going to cope, talk to your midwife about local support groups and organisations.

7. Getting from A to B. Speak to your employer about avoiding rush hours. If you use public transport, make sure you always sit down, even if you do have to ask someone else for their seat.

8. Money matters. Make a list of the items you need and see if you can borrow any of them from friends and family. If you are working, talk to your boss, or the human resources (HR) department to make sure you're getting the maternity pay and leave that you're entitled to.

9. Eat right. Try and eat foods that contain B vitamins, like wholegrain bread, as they are stress-busting!

10. Treat yourself. Laughter is a great way to de-stress, so go to the cinema with some friends or get the girls round for an evening of pampering. Whatever, just be good to yourself.

Why has getting pregnant made me so moody?

Progesterone and oestrogen, the female hormones which regulate the reproductive cycle, are thought to be partly responsible, but much of your moodiness is simply due to the fact that pregnancy is a time of tremendous change. You may be overjoyed at the thought of having a baby one day, then just as quickly begin wondering what it is you've gotten yourself into.

Even when a baby is very much wanted, many ecstatic mothers-to-be find that concerns about the future momentarily cloud their happiness. You may be worried about how your relationship will be affected, the health of the baby you're carrying and how you'll handle future financial challenges. Some of the minor problems of pregnancy, such as heartburn, fatigue and frequent urination can also be a burden. All these concerns may take your emotions on a roller-coaster ride.

When are my mood swings most likely to occur?

Mood swings tend to be most pronounced in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
They should gradually diminish as you sort things out and as your body adapts to the hormonal onslaught.

How can I manage my mood swings?

Mood swings are part of the pregnancy experience. It's not surprising that you're feeling highs and lows, sometimes from one minute to the next. Knowing that you're behaving as expected (and as your hormones dictate) may reduce some of the guilt you may be feeling.

If you're down in the dumps, do something that makes you feel good. Take a nap, go for a walk or see a film with a friend. Don't be too hard on yourself. One of the best antidotes is talk therapy -- literally. Talk through your feelings with friends and family or if you prefer, to your doctor. Pregnancy is a life-changing event, one that's bound to make anyone -- even a mum who's wanted a baby for years -- feel overwhelmed, irritable and anxious sometimes.

What if I can't shake my moodiness?

If you feel like your mood swings are more than run-of-the-mill, it may be a good idea for you to see a therapist. About 10 per cent of expectant women battle mild to moderate depression
throughout their pregnancies. If you often or consistently feel blue, you may fall into this category.

credit to : www.babycenter.com.my

1 comment:

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