Safe ways to de-stress during pregnancy?
A few herbal books mention motherwort tincture as safe for later pregnancy for stress (Susan Weed says 5 drops, another book up to 20 drops 3x/ day).
If you don't have a nice place to walk, there's always yoga etc. I think exercise, sleep, and drinking lots of water/fluid is the place to start, then if you're still stressed try accupuncture, herbs, talk therapy, etc.
I also like Rescue Remedy.
Bubble baths are my go-to for everything that ails me.
Good luck, hon!
I'm going for my first EFT appointment on Thursday. I can't wait to delve into energy psychology. Even with a combination of techniques, I still have a temper problem at times and am prone to anxiety for no apparent reason. I hope the EFT helps! Also, I work in a sometimes high-stress environment, and have a, at times, challenging DH...so any combination of stress relief works...as long as it's a combination, done so every day, several times a day. Not to be redundant with what others have included, this is what I utilize:
*herbal tea, preferably mint and honey
*drinking lots of water
*going to sleep at around the same time every night
*swimming for exercise and joy
*Meditation with Scripture, Praying, etc. (insert chosen spiritual or non-spiritual technique)
*Yoga-start up again tonight!
*watching hilarious youtube videos of kittens and puppies or visiting www.cuteoverload.com
*hot baths or just long showers
A friend recommended hypnobabies..sounds great!