PSYCHOLOGICAL CARE DURING PREGNANCY



Psychological changes during First Trimester 
  • Surprise,Excitement 
  • Happy state 
  • Confusion 
  • Dreams 
  • A rapidly changing emotional state (tears , depressed ,angry at yourself or those you care about.) 
  • Sudden emotional swings 
  • The risk of miscarriage approaches 20 percent in the first trimester. This is a time of heightened stress and anxiety. 
  • Acceptance 

Psychological changes during Second Trimester 
  • A sense of general well-being develops. 
  • Feel increased dependence on your partner. 
  • Worry about whether your partner will be available, interested, and able to support you during this time of change. 
  • Excitement of the babies movements. 
  • May increase your desire to have sex with your partner. 
  • May wonder if he still considers you attractive. 
  • Worried about gaining weight. 

Psychological changes during Third Trimester

  • Increased anxiety and concern about labor and the delivery. 
  • You may feel very special. 
  • Some people believe a pregnant woman's ability to function professionally is diminished. If you are still working outside the home, you may face this. So you feel……. 
  • If you are not at risk for complications, you can probably continue to work up to your delivery date. 
  • May need extra attention from your partner, your family, and your friends. 
  • Your sex drive may diminish again. 


WORRIES DURING PREGNANCY

  • I'll have a miscarriage. 
  • My morning sickness is terrible! My baby isn't getting enough to eat. 
  • I'll eat or drink the wrong thing -- and harm my baby. 
  • I'm too stressed out -- and it's hurting the baby. 
  • My baby will have a birth defect. 
  • I'll go into labor too early. 
  • I'll never lose all this baby weight. 
  • I'll have complications 
  • Sex will never be the same again. 
  • Labor will be too tough or painful -- I'll never make it through. 
  • What if something really gross or embarrassing will happen during delivery? 
  • I'll need an emergency c-section. 
  • I won't make it to the hospital in time. 
  • I'm not going to be a good mom. 

Don’t stop worrying but don’t worry so much that it becomes stressful.

HOW TO REDUCE STRESS?
  • Talk to someone 
  • Exercise 
  • Positive self talk 
  • Relaxation technique 
  • Mental imagery 
  • Take lot of rest 
  • Eat healthy food 
  • Try to keep yourself happy 
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