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Emotions During Pregnancy

Bach Flower Remedies Can Help Restore Emotional Balance Naturally

Your emotions during pregnancy can become unbalanced as a result of stress, anticipation, and the uncertainty of what lies ahead. If you suffer from mild emotional ups and downs, you should consider learning more about the positive effects of Bach Flower Remedies.

Bach Flower Remedies are very useful in balancing your emotions during pregnancy and very safe for both you and your baby. Bach remedies are made from flower essences based on Dr. Bach recommendations. His guidelines recommend making the remedies using only essences coming from flowers and buds.

Each Bach flower remedy is made using the essence to a specific flower. The frequency of this flower is capable of balance each mental state. Bach essences are prepared in diluted dosage that are safe because non toxic for mother and child. Even if pregnancy is not a medical condition that needs treating, it creates emotional stress and mental and emotional imbalance.

As your pregnancy advances, your body goes through tremendous physical changes that affect your emotional state.

Causes Of Negative Emotions During Pregnancy

Negative emotions are caused by hormonal changes and by added stress on your physical body as a result of :

  • Increase of your body weight
  • Lack of sleep
  • Increased nutritional need
  • Nausea
  • Back pain
  • Other discomforts

How To Stay Happy During Pregnancy

Negative emotions can be balanced by positive emotions triggered by doing something that makes you happy. So, do something fun, spend time with your family, take a short vacation, or read a good book.

Brain Chemistry

Negative emotions during pregnancy can also be caused by hormones which directly affect the brain chemistry that controls emotions and mood. Scientist know that women are at greater risk of depression at certain times in their lives, such as during and after pregnancy.

This is why it is important not to underestimate your feelings of sadness during pregnancy, as this may put you at higher risk of postpartum depression. If you feel that you are sad and depressed during your pregnancy, talk to your doctor.

Bach Flower Remedies

How Bach Flower Remedies Soothe Your Emotions During Pregnancy

Bach remedies, also called Bach essences, are a system of 38 plant and flower essences, which were discovered by medical physician and homeopath, Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930s.

Each Bach flower essence aids a specific emotion and can be taken by itself or mixed together with other Bach flower essences to best suit your mental and emotional state.

Bach remedies are meant to address mild state of imbalance and can complement medical conditions like depression, but do not substitute depression medication in any way.

Happy Mothers, Happy and Healthy Babies

Dr. Bach believed that persistent negative emotions during pregnancy when experienced for long periods of time could affect the child's development in utero. By helping the mother have a healthy and happy pregnancy, the babies will enjoy a healthy and happy birth. Another good way to balance your emotions during pregnancy is to do meditation and yoga.

Meditation has a very positive effect on your mental outlook because it promotes relaxation, increases awareness of your inner feeling and helps increase a sense of peace. Yoga helps you relax, relieve back pain and prepare for labor by increasing your flexibility. The following is a list of the main Bach Flower Remedies that can help soothe negative emotions during pregnancy:

Walnut Flower Essence

This remedy is used often during pregnancy because of its ability to stimulate positive feeling in a pregnant woman helping to adjust to the chances of pregnancy. If you feel you are oversensitive and anxious, this flower essence can help you regain a sense of balance and assist your mind and body as you go through pregnancy changes in your body and daily activities.

Rescue Remedy

Rescue remedy is a combination of different plant. Impatiens, Star of Bethlehem, Cherry Plum, Rock Rose, and Clematis. It is very useful in acute states of anxiety, fear, and in any emergency need. If you become anxious just before your medical check-ups, tests of doctor's visits, taking this remedy will give you a sense of calmness. You can put a few drops of this remedy right under your tongue, in you drinking water, on your wrists or even on your belly. You can get the Rescue Remedy Cream for this purpose as well. Rescue remedy is often recommended during labor to help calm you nerves and give your emotional support. Great also for Dad!

Mimulus Flower Essence

If you feel your emotions during pregnancy bring you a sense of fear for the health of your baby or for the delivery, this remedy is for you. Many women who need Mimulus tend to be shy and fearful naturally as part of their personality, but during pregnancy this aspect increases and makes them really worried and concerned to the point of preventing them from enjoying the pregnancy. This remedy is also great for known fears that you can name like fear of needle, fear of medical interventions, complications or medical exams.

Mustard Flower Essence

This remedy is for sadness and unexplained depression. When you feel surrounded by a dark cloud and your negative emotions during pregnancy prevent you from enjoying your life, Mustard can lift your mood. You know that everything is Ok and that you should be happy, but you are not. Your spirits are low and nothing gives you joy. Mustard will help find a renewed sense of happiness.

Red Chestnut Flower Essence

Do you feel concerned about the state of your baby? Is this fear out of proportion? If so, Red Chestnut can help gain a sense of confidence about your baby's health and help control your negative emotions during pregnancy. This happens if something has gone wrong in the past like miscarriage, stillbirth, congenital problems, medical interventions, etc. Trust your body to nourish and protect your baby at all times.

Rock Rose Flower Essence

This remedy soothes a deep state of fear and panic with difficulty falling asleep and nightmares. You feel frozen by fear in an emergency situation. Star of Bethlehem Flower Essence This flower is great for pregnant women who have gone through a shock, grief, or trauma.

Aspen Flower Essence

Aspen is another fear remedy. This is a fear of the unknown, which is typical of pregnancy. You may feel apprehension, and a sense of foreboding. If you experience negative emotions during pregnancy that have no apparent cause, Aspen is your remedy.

Crap Apple Flower Essence

This remedy is for those who suffer from morning sickness and who feel uncomfortable being pregnant. If you feel fat and ugly, this remedy can help you gain self confidence and give you a sense of self appreciation. No other remedy can really help you sort your negative emotions during pregnancy when it comes to lack of self esteem and self love.

Cerato Flower Essence

Following your own instincts while pregnant is very important. If you feel like you have lost the ability to trust your own judgment and feel insecure and unable to make decisions, you need Cerato.

Olive Flower Essence

This is my favourite Bach Flower Remedy and I use it all the time! Olive is for exhaustion during pregnancy, negative emotions during pregnancy, labor and postpartum due to weakness. If you feel mentally and physically drained and always tired, you can benefit from the positive effect of this incredible flower remedy.

Impatiens Flower Essence

This remedy keeps you calm if you want things to go faster than reality. If you feel impatient about knowing your baby's sex or if you are overdue and cannot wait any longer to give birth, Impatiens will help you relax, calm down and really enjoy the process.

How To Take Bach Flower Remedies

Most Health Food Storse and Homeopathic Pharmacies carry Bach Flower Remedies. Select the essence that best suit your emotional state.  Chose three or four flower essence that match your emotional state and put two drops each in your drinking water and sip through the day.

If you are in a acute state you can place two drops, taken from the stock bottle, right under your tongue to get immediate relief.

The following is an example on how to prepare a treatment bottle for your emotional state.

Bach Remedies For Pregnancy

  • Mimulus: fear of testing during pregnancy.
  • Aspen: fear of the unknown.
  • Red Chestnut: worry about baby's health
  • Mustard: sadness and depression for no reason

Making A Treatment Bottle

To make a treatment bottle for long term use (about 30 days) the two drops can be put into a clean empty 30ml dropper bottle which is then topped up with mineral water. From this bottle, known as a treatment bottle, take four drops four times a day.

Storage of Flower Essences

Store all you essences in a dark, dry place at 25 degrees Celsius and away from sunlight. A treatment bottle will last up to three to four weeks and you can continue taking it until you feel back in balance. If your emotions during pregnancy get worse, contact your doctor.

These formulas may be taken as often as needed, but at least 4 drops, 4 times per day, under the tongue: upon waking, late morning, late afternoon and before sleep. By addressing your negative emotions during pregnancy naturally with Bach Flower Remedies you will ensure a happy pregnancy.

Many Blessings!