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Stress & Anxiety during Pregnancy

Not exclusively a symptom of pregnancy, stress and anxiety can have detrimental affects on wellbeing. High stress levels have been linked to difficulties conceiving, hormonal imbalances, and miscarriage and are also known to stall the progression of labour by inhibiting the release of oxytocin. If left untreated, stress can manifest as physical, emotional and mental conditions. It is thought to be the largest cause of illness in western society.

  • Your mind has control over your body. Often rationalising your concerns can place you in a better frame of mind to deal with the cause of your stress.
  • Identify areas in your life where you can make the relevant adjustments needed to ease the pressure on you.
  • Airing your concerns with a caring partner, friend, or a professional will immediately relieve pressure.
  • Create a calming environment at home.
  • Run yourself a soothing bath with aromatherapy essential oils.
  • A reflexology session will help ground all your thoughts at the end of a challenging day.
  • Exercise has been proven to reduce stress by producing natural endorphins.
  • Meditation promotes stillness of mind and a greater ability to cope with stress and anxiety.
  • The aromatherapy essential oil neroli is valued for its uplifting and calming effect it has on the nervous system.
  • Chammomile tea is widely recognised as a calming herbal remedy.
  • Use Aspen Bach Flower Remedy for anxiety of an unknown cause.
  • Use Mimulus Bach Flower Remedy for fears of a known cause.
  • Use Cherry Plum Bach Flower Remedy for feelings of panic or fear of losing control.
  • Use Elm Bach Flower Remedy to restore composure when feeling overwhelmed.
  • Use White Chesnut Bach Flower Remedy for worries that won’t go away.
  • Use Rose Rock Bach Flower Remedy for extreme fear, panic or hysteria.
  • Bach Flower Rescue Remedy is a combination of five essences.
  • Australian Bush Flower Emergency Essence.
  • Self-help acupressure points Kidney 1, and Pericardum 6.
  • Drink lime flower tea.

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