How Do I Cut Down on Stress When Trying to Have a Baby?

How Do I Cut Down on Stress When Trying to Have a Baby?

Daily stress is a major factor impeding on female fertility. Stress has a strong negative impact on the physiological body and health and, in order to prevent various diseases as a direct result of a compromised immune system, stress should be at least minimized as much as possible. Therefore, when trying to conceive, proper stress management should be considered. So how do I cut down on stress when trying to have a baby? Here are 7 tips related to reducing stress, useful for any woman looking to conceive. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Avoid any kind of conflict with other people

Put arguments and tense debates aside, stay away from traffic jams when driving, avoid meeting up with acquaintances who are known to irritate you or people you do not see eye-to-eye with. In general, keep away from any type of situation with the potential to give you a hard time and fill you up with negative energy, harmful for a possible pregnancy. Put any differences aside and keep calm.

Stay away from problems at work

Stay away from problems related to the workplace which could stress you out, such as disagreements with your boss on various assignments and with your work colleagues, leading to a troubled work environment, which can trigger anxiety on your part and depression. Changing jobs is not advisable when trying to get pregnant, because it is considered a stressful experience and it takes time to adjust to new workplaces.

Early to bed, early to rise

Treat sleeping disorders such as insomnia and avoid harmful sleeping habits, like going to bed at dawn. Make sure you sleep 8 hours a day to reduce stress and have a strong immune system, highly beneficial for any woman trying to conceive.

Exercise regularly

A healthy exercise program promotes the release of endorphins, which make you less stressed out and happier. Turn to yoga, beneficial for the body and the mind, or swimming and dancing.

Avoid panicking over little things

More often than not, women tend to turn an insignificant situation into a real crisis – for instance, if your partner forgets to use a coaster or if you misplace your favorite lipstick – these are trivial things, not worthy of taking up your energy.

Put money troubles aside

This is not the right time to worry about finances, bills, the mortgage, as it could lead to anxiety and take your mind off what is really important at this time – that is, an optimum body and mind condition for conceiving.

Imagine welcoming a baby into the world

Try and visualize the miracle of welcoming a baby into the world. Imagine yourself becoming a mother and holding your baby for the first time. Focus on that unique bond holding you together and this will enable you to put any worry behind. Listen to some mellow music and embrace peace of mind; prepare yourself for the miracle of life and do not let anything get in your way of experiencing motherhood. Try not to think too much over getting pregnant; when the time is right, you will get there.

How do you cut down on stress when trying to have a baby? Did we mention laugh a lot?

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Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD
Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Prabha Sahgal MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Sahgal holds a B.S. degree from MIT in molecular biology and currently serves on the ConceiveEasy board of directors.