Stress and Anxiety

Pregnancy is one of the greatest changes in life, and change is nearly always accompanied by stress. As well as physical stresses of fatigue, nausea, and altered body shapes you may feel anxious about being pregnant, finances, and the baby's health. Prolonged stress can affect the mother and baby adversely, so try to find ways to relax.
Symptoms of stress and anxiety are insomnia, rapid shallow breathing, chest tightness, heart palpitations, increased metabolic rate, and muscle tension.

Key tips on coping with stress

- Make time for yourself and talk about anxieties

Diet and Nutrition

- Eat foods rich in vitamin C, Co Q 10, Zinc, Magnesium and B vitamins
- Avoid sugary food
- Eat foods that release fuel slowly
- Avoid stimulants

Complimentary Treatment

Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine

Reiki

Meditation

Deep Breathing Techniques

Aromatherapy
- Neroli, Chamomile, Lavender, Rose, Mandarin, Sandalwood. Use in a diffuser, add to bath water, or add to massage oil.

Massage

Western Herbalism
- Lemon balm, lavender, chamomile tea