Stress During PCOS Pregnancy – 6 Easy Ways To Wave Goodbye To It


When you got diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), you were warned about the difficulty during conception and the potential complications during pregnancy. Yet, there is no better feeling than the movement of life inside you. You endure all these pessimistic warnings about the road ahead, but it does not mean that you did not get stressed thinking about them. Add to that the fact that stress during PCOS pregnancy is expected, now you just have to learn how to reduce it to lessen the risk while you’re expecting.

When you get pregnant your body undergoes many changes that are hard to cope with. The changes include a change in belly size, frequent mood swings, change in heartbeat rate, hormonal changes, and more. Our body is not used to the changes and therefore the mind stresses out. You will slowly get accustomed to the changes but here are some ways to deal with the stress during PCOS pregnancy that follows.

1. Take Some Deep Breaths

When you feel like the entire world is crumbling around you, just stop! Drink a glass of water, sit down and take some deep breaths. Focus on the sensation you feel with every inhale and exhale. Just stay in the moment and do not think about anything. Relax your mind and calm yourself down. Remind yourself of all the good things about life and how the pregnancy is all worth it despite the challenges that come with it due to PCOS and more.

Stress During PCOS Pregnancy - 6 Easy Ways To Wave Goodbye To It
Stress During PCOS Pregnancy – 6 Easy Ways To Wave Goodbye To It


2. Talk To A Loved One

It is normal to have disruptive thoughts, but one notable thing is that whenever you feel like a wave of such thoughts is about to strike, call the person you trust the most. Talk to your partner, friends or confidant. Do not silently suffer on your own because the best way to get rid of negative, stress-inducing thoughts is to talk about them. Doing so will help lessen the burden and make you more relaxed.

3. Learn To Be More Accepting

When you constantly stressed out or get frustrated, remind yourself that draining yourself won’t change anything. When you can’t change a situation, the only option left is to accept it. The way you want to deal with it is completely your choice. Just go with the flow until you find a solution that works that will remove you from any stressful situation that you are in.

4. Get Some Rest

Sleeping solves most of the issues going on in our minds. So, when no other way works out, consider having some beauty sleep. You will wake up feeling much better and more refreshed. You will also be able to think more clearly after getting enough sleep.

Stress During PCOS Pregnancy - 6 Easy Ways To Wave Goodbye To It
Stress During PCOS Pregnancy – 6 Easy Ways To Wave Goodbye To It

5. Do Something You Love

Diverting your mind from the situation is the best option you have. Try indulging in things that you enjoy such as going for a walk, playing a game that you like, sitting near the lake, petting your dogs, cooking, writing, watching your favorite show, reading a book, or practicing yoga. Just wake up and do the things that you love. If you’re relaxed and happy, you won’t have much time to think about the negative things. Don’t just sit with your thoughts and let them affect you and the baby in your womb.

6. Therapy

When the stress becomes unbearable, the best way is to reach out to a therapist. You can discuss your frequent anxiety issues with the therapist and how at times it seems impossible to deal with them. Don’t be a martyr and suffer silently. Don’t let the stress during pregnancy worsen the risks that PCOS.

Remember how blessed you are to bear the life inside of your womb despite having PCOS. Enjoy the process and keep your eye on the end result – finally having that baby in your arms, happy and healthy. Stressing out can highly affect the development of your baby. No one wants that, right? Deal with the issues causing stress during pregnancy by doing the tips mentioned above before it’s too late.

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