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Being pregnant comes with high-risk factors that might harm a pregnant woman's health, such as sleeplessness, anxiety, depression, and binge eating and meditation is a powerful tool for overcoming these obstacles, perhaps even more so than taking drugs. This is because meditation targets the root of the issue which is the treatment of the mind.
Meditation is a state of consciousness in which we are completely in tune with our thoughts and are not distracted by anything. Meditation for pregnant women can help with concerns like sadness, tension, and anxiety by clearing the mind of all negativity.
Here are benefits of meditation during pregnancy
1 Reduce depression
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Due to an abrupt change in hormone levels in the body, some women experience depression during pregnancy and sometimes, after pregnancy which is known as postpartum depression, and recovery might take months or even years. Meditating on a regular basis produce serotonin which a natural anti-depressant produced by the body.
2 Promotes healthy eating habits
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Pregnancy causes women to eat more than usual and gain weight as a result of increased fluids, amniotic fluid, the weight of the placenta, and other factors. Overeating can lead to obesity in some women which leads to issues like sleep apnea, preeclampsia, and gestational diabetes. Meditation can help people be more aware of what they're eating and avoid unhealthy habits like overeating and relying on comfort foods.
3 Assists You in Managing the Labor Process
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Every woman will experience pain when labor begins and meditation can be used to help with pain management by instilling a sense of serenity and tranquility throughout labor and delivery.
4 Reduces anxiety
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Most women experience anxiety because of the complications that can occur during pregnancy and meditation can help to lessen anxiety by recognizing that bad feelings do not reflect reality and their mind begins to focus on good thoughts.
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