A woman’s body changes rapidly during pregnancy and it is common to also experience changes in thoughts and feelings. Adjusting to pregnancy, birth, and new parenthood can be challenging, so considering mental wellness as well as physical health is important. Regular movement can help us to cope with stress and manage mental health.
During pregnancy, mindfulness and meditation activities can also have a positive effect on the physical and mental health of both mothers and their babies. Your doctor can connect you with resources or mental health services if you require further support.