Stress During Pregnancy: Its Signs, Effects And Tips To Reduce It

Pregnancy is the start of the new phase of life not only for the woman but for the whole family. A phase everything is changing from your body posture to emotions & feelings.

This changes also bring stress with them less or more. In this part of A to Z Guide to pregnancy, we will learn about Stress During Pregnancy: Its Signs, Effects, And Tips To Reduce It.

Stress During Pregnancy: Its Signs, Effects, And Tips To Reduce It

Stress during Pregnancy is common, But sometimes too much stress can make you uncomfortable.

Stress during Pregnancy makes it difficult to sleep, headache, loss of appetite, restlessness & much more. You need a Positive outlook to deal with Stress During Pregnancy

Causes of Stress During Pregnancy:

The causes of vary with different types of woman. Here we are discussing some of the common causes of stress during pregnancy:

Woman find it difficult with the change & discomforts of pregnancy like nausea, vomiting, indigestion etc.

Change in Hormones brings mood swings which indirectly invites Stress. Worrying about the time of labor & responsibilities of a newborn.

The working woman worried about what to choose or how to balance child upbringing & work.

How does Stress cause Pregnancy problems?

It’s difficult to rule out the effects of stress on pregnancy. But stress has some impact on hormonal secretion. As some stress-related hormones have a negative impact on pregnancy.

Hormonal imbalance weakens the immune system. Hence the body is easily prone to infections. This type of infection can cause premature birth.

Intake of an excess amount of alcohol consumption, smoking, drugs can also lead to stress during pregnancy

How to reduce Stress during Pregnancy?

Some positive steps you can take:

Rest & relax – take time for yourself and Relax . its good for you and your baby growth. Listen to music or have a spa or read your favorite book or spend quality time with your better half.

Discuss Pregnancy -If you have worries about your pregnancy have a chit chat with your partner, clear your doubts with the doctor & your mother. Talking things through can make you feel better.

Eat & Sleep well – Keep an eagle eye on your diet during pregnancy. Well, a balanced diet is good for you & your baby.

Eat light food easily digestible, increase intake of liquid diet like Juices, water. Sound sleep not only refreshes your mind but also boost up your feelings of well-being.

Switch to Exercise – Exercise keeps you healthy & fit. It can be done in any form – a warm-up exercise, morning walk, light sessions of Yoga or meditation, Swimming. Exercises are good enough to control your anxieties and make you feel light.

Go for Complementary Therapies – Checkout for the Meditation sessions, Yoga sessions, Laughter sessions in your area. These therapies are a fantastic way to de-stress.


  • D.C Dutta textbook of obstetrics.

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DISCLAIMER: The content in this post is purely meant for educational purpose only and not to be substituted for professional medical advice. One should consult the expert for any related information.

Dr Bushra

Gynaecologist by profession~~Food ,Health,lifestyle,Freelance Blogger~~social media influencer~~writer at heart~~Email for collaboration

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