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  • Why Positivity Matters in Pregnancy?

    Friday, January 29, 2021

    When you are pregnant, your baby is exposed to everything you experience.  When you feel happy and calm, it allows your baby to develop in a happy, calm environment. However, emotions like stress and anxiety can increase particular hormones in your body, which can affect your baby’s developing body and brain.

    By staying positive, a woman can focus on and enjoy the changes occurring while effectively coping with all the stress that may come during this phase.

    Positivity boosts Immune System: A positive attitude increases the immune system. During pregnancy, the immune system can be affected by problems like gestational diabetes. It can adversely affect the health of the unborn baby. Hence, managing stress and staying positive plays a significant role in improving the immune system of the body.

    Positivity promotes the wellbeing of the child inside the womb: Your thoughts directly influence the unborn baby. This is because your feelings and thoughts are communicated to the baby in your uterus through neurohormones. The negative thoughts affect the baby. Therefore, for the wellbeing of the baby, the mother needs to stay positive and healthy during pregnancy.

    Positivity increases the level of endorphin: Endorphin is an essential element in the body as it helps in enhancing pleasure and relieving pain. Positive feelings and thoughts during pregnancy can help you keep calm and enhances the production of endorphins in the body. A higher level of endorphins helps in relieving pain that you may feel when you go into labor. Hence, staying positive during pregnancy can help you in getting relief from labor pain.

    Positivity helps in Regulating Blood Pressure: With a positive mind and positive thinking, the sympathetic nervous system and cardiovascular reactivity can be calmed. Maintaining blood pressure at normal levels is always crucial during pregnancy.  High blood pressure can result in the premature birth of the baby.

    Here are several strategies that can help you to stay more positive:

    • Find positive activities or people or even places that help you to feel positive and happy, try using guided imagery to push yourself into a happier way of thinking as you are coping with negative thoughts and external stressors.
    • Exercise every single day to keep your stress levels balanced and undergo activities that make you happy. Be it shopping, reading a book, or going out with friends for a movie. Find a hobby that makes you happy and carve out time.
    • Eating a well-balanced and healthy diet can enable you to have a strong body and mind. You should eat foods rich in minerals and vitamins along with foods rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. A healthy diet can help boost your mood and keep a positive attitude.
    • Read Pregnancy Books during pregnancy helps and guides you through every step of your pregnancy. The more you learn about caring for your baby, the better prepared you will for your upcoming period.