A guest blog post by Aliza Stone, M.D.
It’s the middle of the night and you are tossing and turning, unable to turn your brain off. You are on your way to an event and feel paralyzed with worry over how events may transpire. Plans have you running scenarios over and over in your mind. Sound familiar? Anxiety impacts all of us in some ways, and pregnancy can be a time where some hormonal changes during pregnancy that may affect some chemicals in your brain can induce anxiety.
In pregnancy, the body faces many changes which are tremendous in nature. Some changes are sensational, and you welcome them while other changes make you uncomfortable and feel scary. You may have other issues that can keep you up at night.
Symptoms of Anxiety commonly include:
Some activities help to lower the stress and anxiety levels, and these activities may be a good option for you and your body. Physical Activities can assist your body in releasing endorphins and may have an effect of natural painkiller in the brain. Moving your body is one of the most excessively used ways to control stress.