Overcome Anxiety with Reassurance
Overcoming miscarriage can be a lengthy and overwhelming process and on top of that, thinking about pregnancy after a 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
- Tension/muscle aches
- Disruptive sleep patterns
- Consistently restless
- 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!
Stop researching symptoms
With technology right at our fingertips, 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!
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 a great natural mood-boosting supplement.
Purchase a Fetal Doppler
Research has not proven a 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.