Emotional health is a state of wellbeing. When you feel well and content, you are better able to cope with stress, maintain healthy relationships and enjoy life. Looking after your emotional health has many benefits for both you and your baby.
Being active, feeling a sense of belonging and having a purpose in life are all good for emotional health and wellbeing. You will feel happier and better able to deal with problems and stress. When you are pregnant, your baby is exposed to everything you experience. This includes the sounds in the environment, the air you breathe, the food you eat and the emotions you feel.
When you feel happy and calm, it allows your baby to develop in a happy and calm environment. From birth, every interaction you have with your baby helps to shape the way he or she will think, feel and behave later in life.
These interactions also help to form important emotional bonds between you and your child. Good emotional health also helps to maintain positive relationships with your older children and other family members and friends.
Emotional problems are not well understood in our communities, even though it’s very common. If you are struggling with emotional problems, you are not alone.
Please go speak to your healthcare worker or provider, they are there to help you and support you in any way they can. You will also be able to find a whole list of important contact numbers on our My Pregnancy Journey app.
*All of our information are only guidelines and are not intended to replace the advice of a professional medical specialist; we are providing information to you on a general information basis only. My Pregnancy Journey disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.