Mental Health During Pregnancy

Posted On Jul 26, 2021

Dr. Ritu Garg

Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Manipal Hospitals-Dwarka

best Obstetrics and Gynaecology Hospital in Dwarka, Delhi

Pregnancy is one of life's most exciting and happy experiences, but it can also be one of the most stressful and challenging. The expectant mother goes through a lot of physical changes and experiences a range of emotions as well. Some of the feelings and sensations are pleasant, while others are unpleasant and frightening.

It is normal to have some worries and fears about what is coming but if you are feeling worried at every twist and turn, consistently feeling sad and hopeless, having excessive crying spells, then something might be wrong. It is advised to visit the best gynaecologist in Dwarka for such issues.

The physical changes that occur during pregnancy receive a lot of attention, but the emotional changes that occur in the expecting mother are given less importance. You will be in the finest position to tackle the challenges of pregnancy and life with a new baby if you are mentally healthy.

Hormonal changes during pregnancy affect chemicals in your brain which may lead to mental ups and downs during pregnancy. 

More than 1 in 10 pregnant women may experience anxiety and depression at some point in time.

You should seek help early if you have a personal and family history of anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. If you have had sexual, physical and emotional abuse in the past or history of use of certain recreational/habit forming drugs, lack of partner or social support. Unplanned and unwanted pregnancy is also one of the major causes of disturbed emotional state.

A high level of stress in a pregnant woman may lead to medical complications that affect mother and child both.

Tips For Managing Mental Health During Pregnancy:

  1. Talk about it. Bottling up your concerns only increases your anxiety.

  2. Engage yourself in an activity either physical or mental this helps you to release endorphins, they act as natural painkillers so do what you love. 

  3. Take proper sleep 

  4. Have regular and healthy meals 

  5. Avoid using drugs and alcohol

  6. Connect with other expectant mothers so you can support each other, join antenatal classes and programmes. 

If you are seeking the Best Postpartum Mental Health Consultation, get in touch with Manipal Hospitals, the best Obstetrics and Gynaecology Hospital in Dwarka, Delhi

The emotional challenges are common during pregnancy so keep the lines of communication open, try some stress management techniques, avoid confusion due to lots of inexperienced knowledge given by relatives and by surfing on search engines and keep your doctor in the loop. 

Positive mind! Positive vibes! Positive pregnancy!

Visit the Best Gynaecology Hospital in India - Manipal Hospitals for comprehensive pregnancy care. 

Dr Ritu Garg

Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Manipal Hospitals Dwarka - Delhi.


Call Us