3 Steps to Help Reduce Anxiety During Pregnancy

Overcome Anxiety with Reassurance

Overcoming miscarriage can be a lengthy and overwhelming process and on top of that, thinking about pregnancy after miscarriage can be very stressful and confusing. You may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious and confused about what caused your miscarriage and when to begin trying to conceive again.Before beginning to try to conceive again, it is important to understand what anxiety is and what cause these symptoms.

Anxiety during pregnancy is extremely common.   According to Healy Smith, M.D., a reproductive psychiatrist at the Women’s Mental Health Clinic at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, research has shown that up to 33 percent of women experience clinical depression or an anxiety disorder at some point during pregnancy.

Raising this concern to your doctor may be a difficult step as you may feel ashamed that you are feeling this way, but it is important to not suffer alone.

Some symptoms you may be feeling could consist of:

  • Excessive worry that is uncontrollable
  • Irritability
  • Tension/muscle aches
  • Disruptive sleep patterns
  • Consistently restless
  • Fatigue
  • Poor concentration

 

There are safe ways to help reduce these symptoms that will not affect you or your baby.

Here are three safe and simple steps to help reduce anxiety symptoms and allow you to begin enjoying your pregnancy!

 

  1. Stop researching symptoms

With technology right at our finger tips, we begin abusing our resources by over researching, which begins to create unnecessary stress and anxiety.

Google is a great tool to connect with mom blogs, parental magazines, etc. to learn more about what to expect as a new parent or essential baby-must-haves etc. But it if not a diagnostic tool.

If you are concerned about how you are feeling, contact your doctor immediately. Avoid Dr. Google!

 

  1. Consider treatments

Treatments are not a sign of weakness and the best part about these treatments are that they are proven to be safe for both you and your baby!

Treatments such as cognitive behavior therapy and acupuncture are great treatments for managing and influencing moods, as well as, increased intake of Omega-3 essential fatty acids are great natural mood-boosting supplement.

 

  1. Purchase a Fetal Doppler

Research has not proven Fetal Doppler device to be dangerous for your baby, but like anything, it is important to use the device in moderation. Fetal Doppler devices, also known as Fetal Heart Monitors, have been around for many years and have acted as a reassuring device for many moms-to-be. The device allows expecting mothers to safely hear their baby’s heartbeat in the comfort of their own home as early as 8 weeks into their pregnancy.

Hearing your baby develop throughout your pregnancy and sharing these moments with your partner, relatives and close friends not only creates early bonds with those closest to you, but also helps provide comfort and reassurance.

Djeneba Kan, a recent ToronTek customer, purchased our R88 Fetal Doppler after she had a miscarriage. Below she shares her positive experience using the R88 Fetal Doppler during her second pregnancy.

 

Djeneba Kan – December 22, 2016

I had a miscarriage and I was anxious on my second pregnancy. ToronTek Doppler has been really handy calming me down and helping me and my husband. definitely worth it.

 

Pregnancy is a time for growing and learning. Fetal Doppler devices allow moms-to-be to grow with their baby as early as 8 weeks, before their baby’s first kick.

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Fetal Doppler’s: More Than a Mother-Baby Bond

5 Reasons Why Expecting Parents Should Have a Fetal Doppler

Whether you are a relative, close friend or an expecting parent yourself, pregnancy is a very exciting time for all! Looking for the perfect baby shower gift or a cool baby gadget for yourself has you reading many articles and blogs on all the baby-must-haves.

A Fetal Doppler baby monitor may just top what you have seen thus far!

Fetal Doppler devices, also known as Fetal Heart Monitors, allow moms-to-be to safely hear their baby’s heartbeats in the comfort of their own home, providing comfort and reassurance as early as 8 weeks into their pregnancy.
Hearing your baby develop throughout your pregnancy and sharing these moments with your partner is only one reason why choosing to purchase a Fetal Doppler device is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

Here are 5 key reasons why you should consider a Fetal Doppler device.

1. Easy-to-use and portable

Fetal Doppler devices use ultrasound technology and ultrasonic gel to safety locate the baby’s heartbeat using a probe attached to the monitor. The battery-operated device sends ultrasound waves that pass through your skin and tissue and reflect your baby’s heartbeat. The ultrasonic gel helps to transmit the sound waves, producing a more accurate sound.

The ToronTek R88 Pocket Fetal Doppler device includes LCD digital display that provides three modes including real-time Fetal Heart Rate (FHR) display, averaged FHR display and manual display that allows you to view the fetal heart rate for an 8 beat period.

2. Reduces pregnancy anxiety

For expecting mothers, it is normal to experience anxiety during the early stages of your pregnancy as you begin to worry about your baby’s physical development and overall health.

Fetal Doppler devices help provide peace of mind in the comfort of your own home. These devices are especially great as they can detect your baby’s heartbeat as early as 8 weeks, before you can feel your baby’s first movements.

3. Involves your partner in your pregnancy

It is important for your partner to be actively involved in your pregnancy. As a mom-to-be, you are instantly connected to the little one in your belly, but for dads-to-be that connection may not occur until they physically meet your little one.

Using a Fetal Doppler can help create the early connection between dads-to-be and the baby. Especially for dads-to-be that are busy and cannot attend ultrasound appointments, Fetal Doppler devices are the perfect solution to helping involve dads-to-be in your pregnancy.

4. Helps siblings adjust to having a sibling

Although a new baby is an exciting and joyful time for expecting parents, the arrival of a new baby in the household can be challenging for firstborn siblings. It is common for expecting parents to feel anxious about how their firstborn may respond to the arrival of their new baby and how long it will take for them to adjust. Introducing a Fetal Doppler to siblings-to-be in the early stages of your baby’s life can help create an early bond and help reduce jealousy upon the arrival of your baby.

5. A memorable gift that will forever

The ToronTek R88 Handheld Fetal Doppler is not only easy-to-use, portable and waterproof, but it creates first bonds, allows you to save the recording of your baby’s heartbeat and can be used for all pregnancies.
Fetal Doppler’s are truly an all-in-one, forever lasting and reusable device that you are sure to love!

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