Finding out you're expecting a baby is an exciting time for many women, but as the month's roll by and your delivery date edges ever closer, it's normal to feel a little stressed out because it is a big transition that requires taking on a new life role.
When stress levels are high, we may notice effects on our body, emotions and behaviour and we can be left feeling overwhelmed and exhausted.
In our body we may notice:
In our emotions we may notice:
In our behaviour we may notice:
There are a number of different ways to manage and reduce stress, so we can get on with making the most of life.
Here are a few ideas:
To make an appointment to see a Mater Occupational Therapist about creating an individually-tailored plan for stress management, phone 07 3163 6000.