Pregnancy is a very emotional time – not solely due to your ever-changing hormones but also the huge impact and change it will have on your life. When you become a mother, especially if this is your first time, you are going to be a bit all over the place in terms of your emotions.
 
Head to prenatal classes
One of the most stressful aspects of becoming a mother is not thinking you are able to do it. The best way to get around this is to know your stuff. Head to all your prenatal classes, stock up on information, follow blogs and read as many books as possible. The more you know the less stress you will feel which in turn will help stabilise your emotional state.  
 
Think about your new life with your baby
Having a baby is a huge change and whether it was planned or a little surprise, you might find what’s coming around the corner a little daunting. So from now, start thinking about your life with your baby. When you’re grocery shopping, think about how it will feel pushing a baby around or even when you go for a walk or to visit friends. Constantly thinking about your infnat and your new life with them will help you cope emotionally when they do finally decide to make an appearance.
 
Expect to feel emotional
No doubt you are feeling emotional now, but think of it as practice. While your hormones will eventually get back on track after you have had a baby, you will no doubt be a little more sensitive to the plights of kids, bad news, and you will cry when your little one does something. Expect it and you won’t feel like you are going crazy.
 
Avoid stress  
Stress can hinder your ability to think properly which in turn will stress you out more, especially when trying to get ready for baby. Try to avoid it as much as possible, so if this means relying on family and friends to make freezer meals so be it. If you are feeling a little stressed, try to focus your attention on something else - why not think about your baby’s arrival and how magical it will be. A warm bubble bath also does the trick.

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