27 September, 2018

Tips to manage pregnancy anxiety

Pregnancy can be the most enjoyable, as well as the most stressful time for a mom. It may riddle you with a lot of worries about the well-being of yourself and your fetus. However, it is important to relax in order to stay healthy throughout your pregnancy. Here are some ways to cope with the anxiety that comes with being pregnant:

  1. Talk to a friend or a loved one

If you feel anxious during pregnancy, it’s important to tell someone about it. Ideally, sharing your feelings and thoughts with a close friend, partner or a family member can help. You can also ask your doctor to refer you to a trained expert in case your anxiety is affecting your everyday life.

  1. Keep yourself occupied

When you’re engaged in activities that help to lower stress and anxiety, you feel good about yourself. Physical activity such as exercise, walking, running or yoga can release endorphins which act as a natural soothing agent for your brain. You could also try other exercises that move your body, such as aerobics or dancing, can have a positive effect on your anxiety.

  1. Exercise your mind

You can also try activities that help your body release endorphins without working up a sweat. These include meditation, acupuncture, massage therapy, deep breathing exercises etc. Deep abdominal breathing for 20 to 30 minutes per day can help ease anxiety. Talk to your doctor about the meditation options before you begin.

  1. Get Plenty of Rest

Although sleep may be elusive during pregnancy, it is very important to make sure you’re getting enough of it. Making it a priority may help significantly with your anxiety symptoms.

  1. Write it Out

You may not feel like talking about your emotions always. In those times, writing it out may be a good way to release your stress. Start a journal to record your thoughts and feelings without any fear or judgment. This can help you organize and prioritize your worries.

  1. Talk to your doctor

If your anxiety is causing you panic attacks or affecting your daily life, talk to your doctor about it. The sooner you get help, the better. They may refer you to a therapist and put you on medications if needed. Don’t feel embarrassed about sharing your thoughts and feelings. Your every thought is important.

Remember that anxiety during pregnancy is common and is highly individual. What works for someone you know, may not necessarily work for you. It is important to find out ways to manage your stress and keep your doctor in the loop. If needed, don’t hesitate to seek help. Our doctors at KIMS Cuddles can help you with stress management, as well recommend further course of action.

*Information shared here is for general purpose Please take doctors’ advice before taking any decision.


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27 December, 2022

Tips for dealing with postpartum vaginal discharge

Lochia, or the vaginal discharge that a woman’s body produces following childbirth, is expected to last for a few days to weeks after delivery. After birth, the rapid flow of blood and mucus begins. For the first 2-3 days after birth, the bleeding will be severe and contain blood clots. However, after a few days, the flow will gradually decrease to spotting before stopping entirely. When the uterus recovers after a few weeks, the flow colour can change from dark red to brown, then yellowish-white. It’s an unavoidable and inevitable occurrence, and the only thing you can do is wait for it to end. It continues to decrease in volume before entirely ending. Here are a few essential tips to keep you prepared for this postpartum vaginal discharge.  Pile up with sanitary napkins and replace them regularly. You’ll need big pads with a lot of absorption potential in the first few days. Maintaining strict sanitation and keeping your private parts washed will help you prevent more postpartum infections. To keep away the infections, avoid having tampons or menstrual cups. Empty the bladder regularly, even if you don’t have the urge. This will relieve you.  Medications that thin the blood, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, should
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17 November, 2022

Taking care of mental wellbeing during pregnancy

Pregnancy often is a happy and joyous phase to treasure and cherish. It brings a mix of feelings for you, and not all of them are good. Few thoughts might even trigger the mental health that might disturb you so much during and after the pregnancy. It’s just as important to look at your mental wellbeing and health during pregnancy as your physical health.  For your safe and happy pregnancy, a happy lifestyle is crucial. However, it is good to notice your mood drifts to identify the problems in the early stages.  What can you usually experience?  While mood swings are common during pregnancy, continuous and long down moments are not good. Take a look at the durations you are down.  Feeling fear or anxiety all the time about your baby or pregnancy.  Having negative thoughts about your life, pregnancy and relation  Feeling burdened with unknown pressure in your mind can relate to the stress of pregnancy but requires attention.  Common mental problems experienced during pregnancy  Depression during Pregnancy “During pregnancy, the symptoms of depression such as changes in sleep, appetite, and energy levels are often difficult to distinguish from the regular experiences of pregnancy.“ says Diana Carter, MBBS Xanthoula Kostaras, BSc. In her recent publication, she mentioned that up to 70% of women report
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20 November, 2021

5 easy ways to reduce stress during pregnancy

No matter how happy you are about your pregnancy, stress during the pregnancy phase is unavoidable. Most of the time, it is because of the hormones that play around. But there are a lot of other factors that account to stress. Managing stress during pregnancy is an efficient way to enjoy your pregnancy period.  Knowing the changes and accepting them happening to your body will help you best during this phase. However, know more efficient ways to reduce stress during pregnancy.  Here are the 5 easy ways to reduce stress during pregnancy.  Eat well and sleep well must be a routine  Nothing can replace the best benefits of proper food and sound sleep. Ensure that you follow a balanced diet with all the necessary supplements that your body needs and take enough rest. A night of proper sleep will make your day brighter and keep you comparatively in a cheerful mood. Rest when you are tired. Do not overdo during pregnancy. A perfect routine for food and sleep will ease up your hormones.  Surround yourself with positive energy. Talk to your friends and family. Pregnancy can put you through a lot of thoughts. It will make you think about the least possible negativity. Well, these are the instincts of the mother to safeguard her child. So
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