8 Tips to Overcome Anxiety Before Delivery
Delivery– the very word evokes the feelings of excruciating pain and fear in the minds of most pregnant women. After seeing women screaming, yelling and going nuts in movies while delivering babies, it is obvious to become anxious and scared. But you can keep your anxiety at bay by following these 8 simple tips:
1. Talk to your doctor
Something as simple as talking to your doctor can help you overcome your anxiety before delivery. Mostly it’s the fear of “unexpected” and “unpredictable” that brings about anxiety. By talking openly to your gynecologist/obstetrician, you can gather all the required information and paint a mental picture of what you’ll experience. This helps to soothe your mind and prepares you better for delivery.
2. Talk to your mother/mother–in–law or other experienced ladies
It helps to share and talk about such experiences. So look for support from your mother/mother–in-law or some other experienced womenfolk.
3. Stay away from negative people/friends
Surround yourself with positive people having positive thoughts. Stay away from negativity. Don’t let negative people make you feel more scared about pregnancy and delivery.
4. Keep a pregnancy journal
Maintaining a pregnancy journal helps you make sense of the emotional chaos that you may be experiencing. Writing down your string of random thoughts makes them coherent and gives you a peace of mind. It can help mitigate the feelings of anxiety in the final weeks of pregnancy.