Hi,

There is a new article on the main part of the Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond website about Relaxation During Pregnancy. Have a read through it if you are pregnant - it may help you to reduce stress in pregnancy which can have significant positive health impacts for you and your baby.

Interestingly, the article says that 'eliminating stressful factors, wherever possible, and actively seeking out activities that are relaxing can significantly decrease cortisol levels'. What better excuse than this do you need in pregnancy to remove as much stress as possible from your life and allow you and your baby time each day to relax and begin to bond.

You can start to bond with your baby as soon as you know you are pregnant - thinking about them, playing music to them and responding through touch as your baby develops and grows (and you feel those kicks!).

What do you do to relax in pregnancy?

For me, a nice bubbly bath and a good book always does the trick!

Best wishes,

LJ