Being pregnant is a major and joyous part of women’s lives. However, the joys of pregnancy may seem overrated sometimes when a woman feels not so happy about it. And the depression kicks in when she then feels guilty about being unhappy. Relax, it is completely normal and in the scheme of things!
One tenth of pregnant women suffer from depression bouts. However, experts believe that the percentage is actually larger, as many such cases go unreported. Inability to concentrate, anxiety, extreme irritability, sleep problems, extreme or unending fatigue, a desire to eat all the time or not wanting to eat at all, a sense that nothing feels enjoyable or fun anymore and persistent sadness are some of the symptoms that express themselves as Prenatal Depression.
As worrisome as it may seem, it need not scare you about getting pregnant. “Each pregnancy is unique. Pregnancy can be easily supported by rest, nutritional supplements, low impact exercises, avoidance of harmful substances and a positive attitude,” says Nutritionist Dr. Anjali Mukerjee. Even though it is a result of hormonal changes and thus biologically induced, there are a lot of measures you can take to cope with it. Here are a few tips that can help you tackle those pregnancy blues -
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