You Need to Relax

11 Ways to deal with stress during pregnancy

You’ve got a to-do list a mile long and an ever-looming deadline — your due date. No wonder your heart is racing. Not to stress you out more but “reducing anxiety may help you have a healthier pregnancy,” says Lindsey Longerot, MD, ob-gyn at The Women’s Specialists of Houston at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women. In fact, some studies have shown that stress reduction techniques may reduce the risk of preterm birth or low birth weight in babies.