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managing anxiety while pregnantFeeling anxiety during pregnancy is normal, especially for first-time parents. With so many physical and emotional changes, you may feel more anxious than usual. Understanding that what you are feeling is normal may help to calm the nerves. Feeling anxious will come and go for most people, but it becomes a problem when those anxious feelings start to disrupt everyday life. If you find that you no longer can do certain activities or are pulling away from your support system due to uncontrolled anxiety, you may want to speak to a mental health provider. Here are three tips to try if you find yourself feeling anxious.

Relaxation Activities

Meditation is a great activity to help you find your “inner calm.” When we can center ourselves and find our calm, it is easier to think through what makes us anxious. Whether you meditate on your own, in a group, or with a professional, meditation is a learning experience. Give yourself time to practice. Soon you will learn the techniques that are right for you that will help you find your inner calm.


Low-intensity exercise may be right for some individuals. Slow-paced walks tend to have a tremendously calming effect. Go to your favorite trail, park, or wilderness area, and take in the beauty of the outdoors. Being in nature can be a great way to escape anxious thoughts and feelings.

Talk About It

Whether you talk to family, friends, or a professional, it can be extremely beneficial to simply talk about how you feel, what worries you, and just life in general. You have great people supporting you and wanting to be there for you. Having a reliable support system as you go through significant milestones can make all the difference. We all need someone to lean on now and then. Do not feel ashamed or that you are bothering anyone. Everyone is here to support and help you.

Feeling anxious while pregnant is completely normal. You are going through a lot of changes; of course, you may be worried or nervous. When these anxious feelings begin to disrupt daily life, we start to think about working with a professional. Here at The Guest House, we know that life milestones, such as a birth of a baby, can be stressful, scary, and overwhelming. It can become even more intense when added to other mental health concerns. We are here to help. Call us today to learn about our treatment options at (855) 483-7800.