Every expecting mother wishes the best for their unborn child. But this process of the miracle of life comes with additional stress put on the mothers, and if you’re expecting, you should put as great of an emphasis on your health as well to ensure a safe pregnancy. Visit www.melbourne-ivf.com.au/blog to know tips on how to have a healthy and safe pregnancy.  You can also have a safe pregnancy by practicing pregnancy meditation!

What is pregnancy meditation?    

By practicing relaxation techniques and visualization, a mom-to-be can achieve peace of the mind of the body and re-balance their lives. Usually, meditation includes centering on a specific mantra or object to increase their concentration. Meditation can also be as simple as taking in a few deep breaths and letting go of your thoughts for a moment.

Why should you start meditating while expecting?  

  1. Meditation can lead to a full-term pregnancy

Mothers who have enjoyed a regular routine of meditating have been shown to deliver full-term babies that were of healthy weight. Those who have adequate comprehension of mindfulness were less likely to deliver pre-term.

  1. pregnancy meditationMeditation reduces stress for you and your baby

Every mother should feel a little bit of stress, not knowing what could happen to your baby is a quick way to increase anxiety levels. This may negatively affect you and your baby. When you meditate, you can lower your risk factors and have a safe pregnancy up to delivery.

  1. Meditation allows you to sleep better

Mastery of mindfulness has been shown to improve sleeping habits, and you probably need the most out of your sleep before your baby comes out! Sleeping more and better allows you to have fewer complications during pregnancy and delivery. Insufficient sleep may cause oxygen and nutrients delivery to your baby to be compromised. Even a minor decline of oxygen may be fatal!

You don’t have to spend hours on a yoga mat to meditate. It is as easy as taking a few minutes away from your job or on your bed before sleep and have deep breaths while clearing out your thoughts. Your baby will thank you for this!