How to Cope with Stress During Pregnancy


There’s no doubt that pregnancy can be a stressful time in a woman’s life.

But for some women, the stress is exacerbated because some of the activities they would normally do to de-stress aren’t options — a favorite food may be off the list, a glass of wine is out of the question, and even getting a good night’s sleep can be difficult when you can’t get comfortable and have to wake up to pee.

There are many factors that can contribute to stress during pregnancy, said Dr. Mary Kimmel, the medical director of the Perinatal Psychiatry Inpatient Unit at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.


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