Thursday, March 26, 2009

Pregnant? Relax...

From TODAY, Voices

Wednesday, 25-March-2009

By Dr Bill Maier


Finding out that you’re pregnant can be exciting, but it’s the beginning of a rollercoaster ride that many women aren’t prepared for.

Some women experience a lot of fear and anxiety.

They start to read books about all the things that can go wrong during pregnancy, and worry about whether their baby will be healthy.

For those with a compulsive personality, these thoughts can become an outright obsession.

And the physical changes aren’t much easier to deal with.

A ballooning belly can bring out a lot of insecurity in a woman who has worked hard all her life to stay thin.

These are normal emotions, and almost all women go through them.

The key is to relax, and to focus instead on how much joy your baby will bring.

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