Women

Less stress is best - and with a little guidance, you can get a handle on your anxiety.

We live in stressful times

Most Americans are anxious about the economy, jobless rates and downsizing, just to name a few. And when you’re pregnant, there can be brand-new stressors you didn’t see coming: You worry about whether you can still do your job now and when you return from maternity leave. The pressure of expanding to a family of three (or four or more) can take a toll on even the most stable marriage. And suddenly your health concerns are not just about you, but—first and foremost—for your baby.

Description: How stress can affect your health, and some ways to control it.

How stress can affect your health, and some ways to control it

There are ways to take the edge off, though,and plenty of evidence that you should: Chronic stress can have lifelong effects on your baby. Not sure your relationship can hold up? You have to have those tough conversations, maybe even go in for marriage counseling. Fear your job could be in jeop­ardy? Make sure you outline your maternity leave plan and know your rights as a working mom-to-be.  The keys to managing both day-to-day anxiety and long-term stress are awareness, patience and communication.

Also crucial to turning down your stress level: movement and medita­tion. I’m a big believer—especially now that the weather is warmer— in taking advantage of the water. There is something so soothing about the rhythm, pulse and weightlessness of swimming, floating, rowing or paddling in the ocean, lake or pool. That feeling stays with you, calming you all day long, and easing you into sleep.

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Most men say they need to feel more appreciated by their partners.

One group of moms-to-be can definitely use some extra stress relief: They’re what Leslie Goldman calls “formerly infertiles” or “FIs” . Goldman writes firsthand about the complex emotions (guilt, fear and oh-so-high anxiety) women experience as they are carrying to term after struggling to conceive.

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