Pregnancy is one of the most fulfilling, and yet, anxious phases of life. That being said, every mother-to-be has her own set of apprehensions and struggles.
There’s no stopping that overthinking pregnant mind. When your anxiety levels increase beyond a certain point, the physio-pathological complications could affect the fetus. That is exactly why doctors and well-wishers keep asking you to stay calm and relaxed. Only if it was that easy! A little bit of anxiety stemming from doubts and fears is normal. But if the daily stress, workload, and physical ailments keep adding to it, it could be harmful to you and your baby in the womb.
Here’s what you can do to relax your mind during pregnancy.
Aromatherapy for Treating Anxiety During Pregnancy
Getting used to the physical and psychological changes during pregnancy can be tough. One of the proven methods to fight anxiety during pregnancy is aromatherapy. Researchers suggest that people who have made aromatherapy a part of their routine have shown a significant improvement in their anxiety levels.
Burns et al. conducted one of the most talked-about maternity studies on pregnant women, where 8058 women in labor received aromatherapy with 10 different essential oils. The result? The effects of aromatherapy brought down anxiety in women by a whopping 62%. Not just that, it also reduced their physical pain and nausea to a great extent.
How Aromatherapy Helps After Childbirth
Post-delivery, what do you need the most? Well, relaxation. And most importantly, good sleep. Sleep-deprived new moms will vouch for this! After delivering a child, a woman’s body goes into recovery mode. The post-delivery fatigue, breastfeeding challenges, physical and mental exhaustion are all contributing factors to postpartum stress. And that is where aromatherapy comes in picture – like a hero!
The fragrances of specific essential oils used in aromatherapy help in stimulating the hypothalamus and activate the parasympathetic nervous system. In simple terms, they help you relax your fatigued body and mind. Just what you need after child-birth, superwoman!
Your Soap is the New Spa –
Now that you know what a blessing aromatherapy is, what if we were to tell you that you could experience it through a daily bathing soap?
There! You look relieved already.
Inspired by the concepts of antenatal care and postnatal care in Ayurveda i.e., garbhiniparicharya, sootikaparicharya, Himalaya FOR MOMS has designed the unique Moisture Rich Soap. In ancient Ayurveda, Garbhini Snana and Sootika Snana (bathing rituals for pregnant and postpartum women) were considered extremely important. It is said that following these bathing rituals relaxes the body and mind of a new mom.
Himalaya FOR MOMS Moisture Rich Soap, which is available in two relaxing fragrances of Jasmine and Rose, combines these ayurvedic principles with the science of aromatherapy to give relaxing benefits to new moms and moms-to-be. What’s more, this soap is also extremely effective in relieving post-bath dryness, courtesy, its rich natural ingredients.
Himalaya FOR MOMS Moisture Rich Soap is enriched with herbal actives and uplifting fragrances. Enriched with natural emollients like Mango Butter, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, and Cocoa Butter, it soothes your skin and helps maintain good skin hygiene.
It’s important for new mothers to maintain hygiene after childbirth for faster postpartum recovery. Himalaya FOR MOMS Moisture Rich Soaps make that easy by transforming the daily ritual of bathing into a comforting experience. While the ingredients in these soaps help moisturize your skin, the uplifting aromatherapeutic fragrances will help calm the body and the mind.
Adding a new soap to your daily bath routine might seem like a small change, but the effect it will have on your day-to-day life will make all the difference. Try it to believe it! These soaps are easily available online. You can even buy them from Himalaya For Mom’s website by clicking here.