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”.
- 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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