During pregnancy, we tend to place much of our focus on the physical health and well-being of the surrogate mother. After all, this is a very important aspect of every stage of the pregnancy and something that can dramatically affect the health of the baby. But what about the surrogate mother’s mental well-being? That’s just as important as well, isn’t it?
The mental wellbeing of a surrogate mother during pregnancy is just as important as her physical health and it can affect the health of the baby during and after pregnancy. During pregnancy, a surrogate mother can experience a flood of various emotions, any of which can affect her mental health. She might be happy and excited one minute, then sad and depressed, even worried about the next.
Although mood swings are normal during pregnancy, they can sometimes become problematic. The stress of being pregnant can eventually have an effect on your mental wellbeing and you could begin to experience depression or anxiety among other mental health issues such as:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Panic Attacks
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Eating Disorders (Like Bulimia Or Anorexia Nervosa)
Ways To Feel Better
To feel better mentally during pregnancy, surrogate mothers need to take care of themselves as much as possible. The best way to do this is to eat well, exercise, get enough sleep and take prenatal vitamins. If you do begin to feel depressed, talk to your doctor, a counselor, your spouse or a friend about it.
Treatments For Mental Health Problems
There are many effective treatments available for surrogate mothers who experience mental health problems. These can include prescription medicines, talk therapy, yoga, exercise or meditation.
Contact Baby Blossom Surrogacy
To learn more about the importance of mental wellbeing for surrogate mothers during pregnancy, contact Baby Blossom Surrogacy and speak to a surrogacy professional today who can answer your questions.
If you enjoyed this article, please feel free to share it on your favorite social media sites.