If you have an imminent arrival, you know how stressful it can sometimes be. From worrying about literally everything, from the baby’s health and your relationship, to whether or not you are going to be able to cope. If this is your first baby, there is no denying that this will change your life completely. Your priorities will change, and it will no longer be as simple to do anything for a long time. However, that doesn't mean you can't make things a lot simpler and reduce the stress as much as possible. 

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Practice Mindfulness

When you find yourself falling into the worrying spiral, be aware of your thoughts and take a moment to step back from them. Focus attention on the world directly around you. Can you hear and birds chirping? Can you feel your baby moving? What is going on in the present to take your mind off the potential and unlikely dreadful future? Mindfulness is all about living in the present moment, becoming more positive and forgetting everything else. By doing this, you can relieve yourself from a lot of stress and increase the bond between you and the baby.

Start Saving

If you want to avoid stress when the baby is here, you can start now by saving as much money as you can. Building up a nest egg from the moment you find out will help you no end. You really do not know at this stage what to expect, but you know you are going to need money. So, having a financial cushion, knowing it is there, and preparing financially is hugely beneficial to your stress levels.

Start Buying Essentials

You are going to need a lot of stuff for your baby. The best thing you can do is start buying as early as possible. This gives you a chance to work out exactly what you will need, shop around, find bargains, and reduce stress. Take a look at Foryourlittleone to begin figuring out what you need. Remember, there are platy of mother to be apps where you can benefit from a lot of freebies and special offers. So ensure you do your homework and make use of all the tools t your disposal.

Do Some Exercise

Exercising during pregnancy can be a great stress reliever. It is probably best to do what your body can manage, but most of us should be fine to do some walking or swimming or even partake in a pilates or yoga class. Just getting the blood flowing and the heart beating a bit more can help reduce cortisol, the stress hormone in the body. 

Your Partner

Pregnancy will mean your body will be flowing with hormones. To make your partner understand, you need to talk to them. They are not automatically going to know that you feel down about x,y, and z. The better they understand, the more sympathetic they will be. Also, ensure you do apologise and make up for any times you know you have acted unreasonably.