Being pregnant can be the time of your life. Your skin is silky smooth, everyone is giving you attention, and of course, you’re waiting for your bundle of joy to come to the world. But there is one however…
However, most women experience anxiety during their pregnancy. Pregnancy anxiety can be summarized in the following symptoms:
- Constant worrying about your health and your baby.
- Being unable to concentrate.
- Unexplained anxiousness.
If you have one of these symptoms, we’ll introduce you to 5 best natural remedies for anxiety during pregnancy!
But first – if you want, you can find out all you need to know in a detailed article explaining all you need to know about dealing with pregnancy anxiety.
5 widely available Natural remedies for anxiety during pregnancy!
#5 Mint and Cucumber
Mint has an extraordinary ability to calm your nerves and relieve your stress. Besides, it’s a natural pain killer- it can reduce physical aches in a noticeable way. Similar to it, cucumber is really efficient in soothing your nervous system. Alongside to all of this, the drink is really delicious and full of nutrients that can help you and your baby stay healthy.
#4 Reduce caffeine
Caffeine can cause stress by making you alert. I can’t tell you to completely cut off caffeine if it is a part of your daily routine, because this can actually make your anxiety worse. Instead, just try to reduce your daily coffee intake and try seeking for alternatives. For example, if you drink 3 cups of coffee a day, try drinking only one. Also, you can replace regular (black) tea with green tea- green tea does contain caffeine but in relatively low levels.
And speaking of green tea, it can actually help sooth your nerves and relieve your pregnancy stress.
#3 Enough Sleep
Restless nights are no way near help for your anxiety. You really need sleep, because besides giving you a break from being anxiousness, enough hours of sleep is needed to reduce stress and anxiety levels. You need to believe that everything is going to be okay and that you’re going to be a great mother, and just give your mind some rest. Try to have at least 8 hours of sleep, if not 10.
#2 Lavender spray and lavender drink
Lavender is one plant known for how cute and aesthetic it looks. It can be used in multiple ways to reduce stress, one of which is using it as a spray. You just need:
- Lavender essential oil (few drops)
- Water (6-8 tablespoons according to how much you want)
And that’s it! You have a natural spray that will help you relax. Another way in which lavender is used is by drinking it. You just add crushed lavender to a sweetened and diluted lemon juice and you’re done. Lemon juice MUST be diluted because high acid levels is not good for you when you’re pregnant.
Author: Marina Tawfik