It is common to hear about postpartum depression, which has made its detection and treatment help you; however, little is said about prenatal depression, since it is a joy for women at this stage of their life.

WHAT IS PRENATAL DEPRESSION?

According to various studies, every day the cases of this disease increase, the reason? The moms-to-be believe that they cannot face the day to day, they suffer anxiety, lack of strength, sadness due to their physical appearance, tiredness and the desire to cry.

A study conducted at the University of Bristol, UK, suggests that young women are around 51 percent more likely to experience prenatal depression.

Today it is known that depression in pregnancy causes the baby’s growth rate to be slower than usual. In addition to this, you can live a disability that does not help you in your daily life, or your work, which could be neglected.

According to the researchers, the main reasons why women suffer from this type of depression are: financial crises, stress, high job expectations, as well as the taboo that represents accepting that they suffer from depression when they should be happy.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

  • Hydrate yourself better. Drinking at least two liters of water a day will improve the health of your body.
  • Eat well.  The nutrients in food help you recover from fatigue.
  • Meditate.  Practicing mindfulness can help you restore your balance.
  • In contact with nature.  Whether you take a walk in the park or water a plant or walk with your dog, contact with nature will return you peace and joy.
  • Do yoga.  Practicing yoga helps you reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.
  • Listen to music. When you feel more tense,  listen to your favorite music, it  will fill you with energy.
  • Walk  At least 20 minutes of walking will help you improve your attitude and avoid fatigue.
  • Do exercise. Even once a day, do a couple of squats or some cardio to stay healthy as long as your doctor tells you to.
  • Talk to someone. Be it a specialist, your partner, a friend and talk about how you feel …

If you are pregnant and feel sad, don’t hesitate to ask for help!

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