Meditation Benefits During Pregnancy
Practicing meditation on a regular basis, not only helps relieve stress for the mother, but it also has benefits for the baby as well. Meditation has been proven to decrease medical complications during pregnancy and childbirth and reduce the chance of premature birth.
Some of the outstanding benefits that pregnant mothers will experience by incorporating meditation into their lifestyle are:
- Reduces Anxiety
High amounts of anxiety will negatively affect the immune system, leading to illness and complications. Meditating on a regular basis will help eliminate anxiety, making the mother more at ease, and the sense of calm is then passed on to the baby. Mothers who meditate daily will feel a stronger bond with their baby due to the decrease in anxiety and stress. They will be able to focus more on their child than their own anxious feelings.
- Regulates Blood Pressure and Heart Rate
Meditation will lower the risk of pre-eclampsia by keeping blood pressure at a normal rate. Other dangers are not as high if the heart rate and blood pressures are normalized.
- Higher Pain Tolerance During Labor
Meditation will naturally cause the body to release endorphins, which are natural pain relievers. The more a pregnant woman meditates, the less painful and more pleasurable her labor and delivery will be.
- Lower Risk for C-Section and Epidurals
Studies have shown that women who meditate daily have a much lower risk for c-sections and epidurals. The reason is that the mother is more relaxed and has a higher pain tolerance.
As you can see, there are many amazing benefits to adding meditation into your daily life. There are guided videos you can purchase or that you can listen to online, that will help quiet your mind, so you and your baby can start enjoying the powerful experience of meditation.
*About the Author :
Lora C Mercado is a freelance writer and author of numerous cookbooks and books on other topics.