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Health Tip: Keep Calm During Pregnancy

Ways to tame mood swings

(HealthDay News) -- Hormones, anxiety, emotions and all the changes that come along with pregnancy and expectant parenthood can make any mother-to-be experience mood swings.

The American Pregnancy Association offers these suggestions to help keep mood swings under control:

  • Get enough quality sleep.
  • Take a few quick breaks each day to just relax and unwind, or sneak in a quick nap.
  • Get daily exercise and eat a healthy, balanced diet. Talk to your doctor about what's appropriate.
  • Spend time relaxing with your partner.
  • Do something fun with a friend.
  • Get a massage, or take a pregnancy yoga class.
  • Take it easy. Try not to get too stressed or overwhelmed with worry.
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