Emotional Health During Pregnancy
by A. Grano
Whether it’s your first child or your fourth, many women can attest that each pregnancy term can be different, so past expectations aren't always reliable. However, most women can agree that while it’s always important to take care of your emotional health, ensuring well-being during pregnancy is doubly important!
Mood Enhancers through Diet & Lifestyle
Folic acid is not only important but actually vital during pregnancy, as it helps the body make healthy new cells.Foods rich in folic acid include green leafy vegetables, fruits, dried beans, nuts, as well as enriched breads, cereals and other grain products.
Try and stick to healthy sleep patterns and engage in stress-reliving activities, from pre-natal yoga to mediation.
Flower Essence Support for Moods
Flower essences interact with our own willingness and commitment to change and restore an internal state of balance, helping enhance our life force, the true source of healing, uplifting it to its original, natural state.
Essences may be diluted and added to water, or undiluted and added to the bath tub or applied on the finger to the temples, forehead, throat, inner wrists or ankles.
Maidenhair fern, Baeometra, Bell gardenia, Cucumber, Peach, Wild garlic, and Chestnut essences, when properly infused of pure stock strengths from a reputable source, all work well together to restore peace and serenity.
Homeopathic Mood Support
Nat sulph (6X), when in optimized levels in the body, helps ward off feelings of discouragement and dismay, plus helps with short tempers! Kali phos (6X) is an excellent nerve tonic and natural calmative, helping to soothe nerves and lessen the feeling of “being on edge”. It supports a healthy brain and nervous system and can help relieve nervous tension and irritability in the body.
As many women become concerned about the risks of taking medications while they are pregnant, you can see there are many safe solutions available. As a precaution, consult your OB/GYN or health care practitioner before taking any medicine, natural or conventional.
Mood Tonic is a homeopathic remedy that calms emotional outbursts and reduces mood swings and is safe for use during pregnancy.