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Let’s have a quiz.

What is the first word that comes to your mind when I say pregnancy phase?

Painful, right?

Pregnancy is one of the toughest phases for women. But as it is said, “There is no gain without pain”. It is this painful phase only that leads to the beautiful phase of parenthood. Pregnancy is painful but the pain is sweet!

But as it is said that excess of everything is bad. At times, too much pain leads to more pain and no gain! Excess stress can cause complications in your pregnancy. In such cases, it is advisable to seek help from one of the best IVF doctor in Mumbai.

It is essential to replace the pain and stress with laughter and joy if you wish to have a result of joy and happiness.

If high pressure leads to the formation of diamonds, then excess pressure also leads to the bursting of the vessel and burns the food. Pressure does not always give beautiful returns. It sometimes even leads to burns! So, it is essential to manage excess stress during the pregnancy phase to not only have a beautiful phase of parenthood but also for your child to have a beautiful phase of childhood.

So, it is now time to turn the stressful and painful phase of pregnancy into a phase of joy and laughter!

But how?

Before we get to the techniques that one can use to manage stress, first let us understand the impacts of stress on pregnancy.

How does stress impact pregnancy?

Stress may have the following negative impacts on pregnancy.

  • It may lead to high blood pressure and heart problems
  • It increases the chances of having a premature baby
  • It may lead to the birth of an underweight baby
  • Stress might affect the child and the child may suffer from health problems like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and be more prone to suffer from depression.

In case you face any pregnancy complications caused by stress, it is recommended that you visit the IVF centre in Mumbai for help.

How can one manage stress caused due to pregnancy?

By the following methods, you can effectively manage stress-

Positivity is the key to happiness: Let me give you a scenario. Suppose you are in a dark room. You are unable to see and find what you want. So, what will you do? You will turn on the light, to eliminate the darkness and to find what you are looking for, right? As only light can eradicate darkness, in the same way only positivity can eradicate negativity and stress. You need to turn on the light of positivity to eliminate the darkness of pain and stress and to find the thing you are looking for i.e. your happiness, your child. It is essential to have two weapons with you, i.e. positivity and happiness if you wish to fight stress and pain! Happiness is the path to happiness. Yes, happiness attracts happiness. So, it is important to stay happy and positive if you wish to experience the happiest moment of your life-the birth of your child. By staying around positive people and your loved ones and indulging in activities and things that you like can keep you in a pleasant mood and keep you away from stress and anxiety.

Health is Wealth: It is essential to take care of your health if you wish to be blessed with the biggest wealth of your life-your child. It is essential to take care of your wealth called health to acquire your biggest wealth. Only when you are healthy, your child will remain healthy! So, it is important to take care of yourself first if you wish to take care of your child and keep them safe and healthy. You can remain healthy by eating healthy and including important vitamins and nutrients in your diet. Avoid sugary foods.

Breathe if you wish your child to breathe: Doing yoga and breathing exercises can help you manage stress and lead to a healthy pregnancy. It is important to connect with your inner peaceful soul if you wish to connect with your child and disconnect from stress. Meditation is very useful in managing stress.

Music is the best healer: Music is the language of love. So, it is essential to have this language of love in your life if you wish to have your love (your child) in your life. Listening to music can help you relieve your stress and reduce pregnancy complications.

Make Joy the solution for your pain and stress: By thinking about the coming joy of your life-the birth of your child, the stress and pain experienced during pregnancy will automatically appear smaller compared to the joy of giving birth to a child. For your joy-your child, it is essential to manage stress. For welcoming the biggest joy of your life, it is essential to bid farewell to pain and stress. You can manage stress by making joy i.e. your baby a reason. It can be a motivating factor for you to manage stress and stay happy. Make joy the reason to stay joyful and avoid stress.


Stress during pregnancy is normal. After all pregnancy and giving birth to a child are such important events in life. So, feeling stressed is natural at such times. So, we can’t avoid stress, but we can learn to manage stress by using the techniques stated above. Excess stress is harmful to us as well as it is harmful to our baby. So, why not turn the painful phase of pregnancy into a phase of pleasure by using the above stress-management techniques? It is important to stay happy if you want to be blessed with happiness- your child. It is important to look after yourself if you wish to become a mother and look after your child. In case you experience any pregnancy problems caused due to stress, it is essential to seek help from an IVF doctor in Mumbai immediately.

So, to avoid taking bitter pills, it is essential to take a chill pill!

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