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Managing Your Mental Health During Pregnancy

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Team Resolve

February 24, 2022

Managing Your Mental Health During Pregnancy

Taking care of your mental health and well-being during pregnancy is just as important as taking care of your physical health. You will be in the greatest position to handle the demands of pregnancy and life with a new baby if you are psychologically healthy.

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How pregnancy affects mental health and well being?

Preparing to have a baby is both an exciting and hard moment in your life. Most would-be moms go through some emotional ups and downs at this time.

When you’re pregnant, it’s natural to be concerned about the future. Many people are stressed out at this time, especially if they know it’s a huge shift that they can’t fully prepare for or manage.

Pregnancy can be stressful on its own also.  Along with dealing with hormonal and physical changes, you may be concerned about tests, especially if you’ve had a negative experience in the past, such as a miscarriage. Pregnancy may increase the risk of getting a mental health disorder for these reasons.

Both men and women can have mental health problems throughout pregnancy  (the ‘antenatal’ phase) and after the birth of the child (the ‘postnatal’ time).

Problems with mental health during pregnancy


Pregnancy can cause mental health problems like depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder in certain people.
Antenatal depression affects up to 1 in 10 women and 1 in 20 males. Antenatal anxiety is also prevalent, and many people feel both anxiety and depression.
Certain variables can increase your chances of experiencing anxiety and sadness during pregnancy. Among them are:

  • past problems with your mental health
  • feeling you don’t have enough support
  • going through a hard time, such as in your relationship
  • past or current abuse of any sort
  • problems with drugs or alcohol abuse.
  • Stopping medication for a mental health problem – you have a high risk of relapse if you do this when you become pregnant.

When is it time to seek assistance?

All expectant moms and their spouses should keep a close eye on their mental health and well-being. Keep an eye out for signals that you may require assistance and be prepared to respond if necessary.
While pregnancy has its ups and downs, it is time to seek medical guidance if:

  • If you’ve been feeling persistently unpleasant (e.g., depressed or anxious) for more than two weeks, your ability to function normally is beginning to suffer.
  • You’re exhibiting symptoms of depression, such as losing interest, feeling hopeless, or being unable to cope.
  • When you are nervous or worried most of the time.
  • You start having panic attacks, or develop obsessive or compulsive behaviors.

Suggestions for Managing Your Mental Health

There are numerous things you may do to improve your mental health and well-being while pregnant.

  • Don’t put too much pressure on yourself; be realistic about your abilities and relax when necessary.
  • Unless absolutely necessary, try not to make large changes at this time, such as moving house or changing careers.
  • Maintain physical activity (check with your doctor before you start an exercise program).
  • Consume regular, nutritious meals.
  • Spend time with people that make you feel at ease and confident in yourself.
  • Avoid using drugs or alcohol to cope with stress.
  • Keep in touch with other expectant parents so that you can encourage one another.
  • Find some time each week to do something which you enjoy, improves your mood or helps you to relax.
  • Meditation or mindfulness – either through a class or an online app.
  • Let family and friends help you with housework, shopping etc.
  • Accept aid when it is offered to you, and ask for it when you need it.

Where to get support

Some people receive more help than others. Your major source of support could be your partner, family, or friends. It is beneficial if those closest to you are aware of your mental health issues. If you are at risk of becoming unwell, they should be aware of the symptoms to check for. They must also know who to contact for assistance if they are concerned about you. Your partner, family, and friends can also assist in practical ways, such as cooking and cleaning.

There are several other resources available to pregnant women and new mothers. Resolve360 is a promising online platform where we provide you with professional guidance and support in the comfort of your home. We are available on both the google play store and the app store. There’s Tiana, our chat buddy to guide you 24/7 through all your doubts, progress, and feedback regarding any issue you face. There are several programs on how to take care of your mental health and what precautions and care you should take. There is free access to knowledge and consultation. For further details, don’t forget to contact us! We will take extreme pride in serving you! HAPPY RECOVERY!

Disclaimer

The above-mentioned remedies and medicines; are over the counter medicines (most of them) and are effective in most cases. It is advisable to contact the doctor before taking any medications.

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Resolve360 is an online rehabilitation platform for post-surgery clinical assessments, that provides solutions to post-surgery care and rehabilitation facilities for the patients. There are several programs on how to take care after undergoing surgery, what precautions and care one should take. There is free access to knowledge and consultation. For further details, don’t forget to contact us! We will take extreme pride in serving you! HAPPY RECOVERY!

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  1. Resolve360 is a promising online platform, where one can receive treatment at the comfort of their own home.
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    2. Speech therapy
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    5. Pregnancy wellness
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