Meditation and Pregnancy, the best thing for baby and you
Being older can be overwhelming; it is not easy when you are older and pregnant.
Knowing that your pregnancy is a high-risk one can be scary and worrisome; this keeps you on your toes worrying if you are doing the right thing if you are overworking yourself if you are eating healthy. All these can adversely affect you. High blood pressure is one common issue affecting older motherhood sometimes you can’t help it but you can manage it with meditation.
Meditation is good and healthy for everyone, especially for older and pregnant women. Its benefits are immersing as it helps you;
- Sleep better
- Relief Stress
- Connect with your changing body
- Calm anxiety
- Avoid depression
The risk of pregnancy loss is high in women over 35 and this can cause anxiety plus the risk of having a preterm baby amongst other worries. Imagine a woman older than 35 who has been struggling to get pregnant due to her age finally getting pregnant and being told the pregnancy is at a higher risk of some medical issues. She sure would worry a lot and jump at the slightest change.
It can be a struggle if you are older and planning to get pregnant but you can make it a smooth ride by preparing the way before it. Eat healthy, exercise and practise meditation especially when pregnant.
According to www.mayoclinic.org, the biological clock is a fact of life, but there’s nothing magical about age 35. It’s simply an age at which various risks become more discussion-worthy and as such, you as an older mom-to-be have to take some necessary measure to keep you and baby healthy to avoid the negative. The blog talked about how your taking good care of yourself is the best way to take care of your baby and paying special attention to the basics which are;
- Make a preconception appointment
- Seek regular prenatal care
- Eat a healthy diet
- Stay active
- Avoid risky substance
- Gain weight wisely and
- Learn about prenatal testing for chromosomal abnormalities.
Moms who have high levels of stress or anxiety during pregnancy are more likely to deliver their babies at preterm or low birth weights, another major issue with being older and pregnant. Miscarriage is also a possibility so it is important to find the time and ways to relax.
Studies by doctors and scientist have proven the benefits of meditation on Moms-to-be. It can be helpful for us throughout pregnancy and especially at birth.