Hello, new life
Mother & Baby India|January 2022
Pregnancy has perhaps already started preparing you for an unfamiliar way of life ahead. Work, socialising and life is never going to be the same again. Here’s how you can prepare for your new life...

The day a woman realises that she has conceived, numerous thoughts pass through her. She’s happy, excited, scared, anxious and overwhelmed all at once. As the initial months pass by, mood swings, coupled with nausea caused by the pregnancy hormones, can make her moody and exhausted. It is essential to prepare physically, emotionally, financially and spiritually to welcome a new phase of your life.

RELAX AND DESTRESS: Dr Kiran Coelho, renowned gynaecologist, Hinduja Healthcare Surgical, Khar feels that when a woman is pregnant, her baby is exposed to everything she experiences—the sounds in the environment, the air she breathes, the food she eats, and the emotions she feels. Hence, it is essential for a mum-to-be to relax. “Maternal stress and anxiety during pregnancy have been associated with higher incidence of preterm birth, low birth weight, miscarriage, and slow mental development of the baby,” warns Dr Coelho.

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