Pregnancy after Infertility: How to Relax and Enjoy

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Pregnancies after infertility treatment are often stressful and full of worry. How can you relax and enjoy this time? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Ali Domar, the Executive Director of the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health, and author of “Finding Calm for the Expectant Mom: Tools for Reducing Stress, Anxiety, and Mood Swings During Your Pregnancy”.

 

+ Highlights of the show (click to expand)

  • Contrast between what you anticipate feeling when you are finally pregnant (blissful) and how you actually feel (nauseous, tired, and worried).
  • Fantasy of the perfect pregnancy.
  • Are pregnancies after fertility treatment more stressful?
  • Why are pregnancies after fertility treatment so stressful?
  • Are mood swings a normal part of pregnancy?
  • How can we tell if they are going beyond normal?
  • What does the research show about the effects of stress on the mom, the pregnancy, and on the baby?
  • What are some tips that can help a woman relax and enjoy her pregnancy?
  • How much exercise is acceptable for pregnant women?
  • How to handle the worries about the health of the baby or the pregnancy?
  • The stress of a pregnancy after recurrent miscarriages.
  • Treating depression and anxiety in pregnancy.
  • What if a woman is on antidepressants prior to getting pregnant?
  • What is “eating healthy” in pregnancy?
  • How careful do you need to be to get the proper nutrition for the baby?
  • Stress of a twin pregnancy.

 

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05/10/2016 | by Radio Show | Categories: 2016 Shows, Infertility, Infertility Radio Shows, Radio Show | 0 Comments



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