Pregnancy is a difficult and emotional phase of a woman’s life. It is a phase when your body goes through several changes. You have a big responsibility of nurturing a tiny human being inside you, and it is certainly not an easy task. The good news is that you don’t have to go through this alone. You should get all the help you need from everyone around you – your partner, family, friends, colleagues, and even employer. You have the right to ask for help and the right to get it no matter how petty the reason is. Social support goes a long way in helping you through your 9-month-long ordeal, and your time as a new mother. Support does not always mean help with material things. When your hormones are creating a havoc in your mind, emotional support is extremely important. Having someone to talk to and listen to you affects your well
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1. It Reduces Childbirth Complications
Women who have support from their loved ones during pregnancy, and support from their partner during labor and delivery, have fewer complications during childbirth.1 When someone it there for you, you get the much-needed encouragement to give it your all. You have someone to fall back on, and you get the strength to keep your head straight and to push your little one out.
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2. It Reduces Pregnancy Depression
Many women experience severe depression during pregnancy for a number of reasons. The most obvious way of coping with depression is by sitting alone and letting negative thoughts take over. Being alone when you are depressed will make your condition much worse. You should talk to people, and let them know what you are going through. Start by talking to your partner and your close family members. They will be able to console you and guide you. Soon start talking about things that don’t concern your pregnancy. Sometimes, taking your mind off of your pregnancy will do wonders for your mental health.
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3. It Improves Your Quality Of Life
It’s not like you are going to crumble and break
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4. It Reduces Pregnancy Stress
Light stress during pregnancy is normal, but too much stress is not good for you and your little one. Chronic stress affects the brain development of your little one, which can lead to behavioral issues later on. It also leads to developmental abnormalities in the fetus, complications during birth, and preterm births. Strong social support helps reduce the
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5. It Reduces Postpartum Depression
Strong support during pregnancy reduces the chances of postpartum depression.2 During the third trimester your placenta releases a stress hormone called placental corticotropin-releasing hormone (pCRH). Women who experience a dramatic increase in pCRH experience the most severe postpartum depression. Women with strong social support during the entire course of their pregnancy report the lowest levels of the hormone during their third trimester and are less likely to go into depression after giving birth.
Support from people around you can only make your life as a pregnant woman and as a mother easier. Be open to help