On Your Mind
Pregnancy is a time of great anticipation as you head out into uncharted waters. Worries about the baby's health and the possibility of miscarriage are common fears early in pregnancy. Although it may be easier said than done, letting go of your anxieties, at least for a little while, is the best thing for you and your baby right now.
Here are some ways to deal with anxiety about miscarriage and stress about the pregnancy:
Designate a certain area of your home a worry-free zone, and use stress-busting strategies like soft music, aromatherapy candles, and favorite photos to create a soothing atmosphere.
Try a prenatal massage from a licensed practitioner.
Talk to other moms-to-be in an online pregnancy support group.
Practice meditation and deep-breathing exercises.