Ways to Manage Pregnancy ADHD

What is ADHD?

ADHD or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is a prevalent neuropsychological disorder that may affect both adult and children. But when it affects pregnant women it is termed a pregnancy ADHD. This is a complicated condition and challenging.

Pregnancy ADHD

Pregnancy ADHD


What are the Symptoms of ADHD

Symptoms of ADHD are trouble in concentrating, staying organized and remembering the details. There may be impulsion and even hyperactivity. It becomes very tough for the pregnant women and her family members to control the symptoms. Also, the medicines used to treat this condition falls under Category C which means that we are not at all sure if to drugs are safe for pregnant women or her baby.

What Causes Pregnancy ADHD

Pregnancy ADHD may be caused due to hormonal changes, stress, and anxiety during pregnancy.

There are few ways to handle ADHD, and we will discuss them in this article.

Ways to Manage ADHD During Pregnancy

Ways to Manage ADHD During Pregnancy

Ways to Manage ADHD During Pregnancy

  1. Exercise Every Day-

    It is essential to exercise during pregnancy. This not only keeps you fit but also renders positivity. Oxygen supply to brain increases. The release of happy hormones improve your mood. Regular exercise also checks the excess weight gain and decreases the risk of high blood pressure and gestational diabetes. Exercise for 30 minutes 3-5 times in a week. To learn about safe exercise during pregnancy consult your doctor.

    essential to exercise during pregnancy

    essential to exercise during pregnancy

  2. Yoga-

    One of the best ways to feel good during pregnancy is to practice yoga. Yoga calms as well as strengthens mind and body and will keep the symptoms of ADHD under control. Also, avoid poses that cause too much stretching of the abdominal muscle. Better practice yoga under the supervision of a professional yoga trainer. Do not put pressure on the back and do not practice poses that minimize the blood flow to the uterus.

    good during pregnancy is to practice yoga

    good during pregnancy is to practice yoga

  3. Meditation-

    Meditations minimizes the symptoms of hyperactive-impulse symptoms and inattentiveness. After meditation, you will experience relive from anxiety.

    meditations during pregnancy

    meditations during pregnancy

  4. Sound Sleep-

    Pregnancy is a tough time. There are so many hormonal changes going in the body that the expecting mothers find it very difficult to get a proper sleep. But to prevent pregnancy ADHD, it is essential that the mother sleep sound. Sleep deprivation may also result in preterm labor, pain during labor and increases the chances of the C-section. Keep your room fresh, dark and silent. Do not lie down immediately after eating r exercising. You may have a bath before sleeping. Try to have a proper 7-8 hour sleep during the night and also take small naps during the daytime.

    proper 7-8 hour sleep during pregnancy

    proper 7-8 hour sleep during pregnancy

  5. Eat a Balanced Diet-

    Eat more fruits, vegetables, and food rich in protein to increase the production of dopamine. Also east foods rich in magnesium to minimize mental confusion and irritability. Even make sure your diet is rich in zinc, calcium and vitamin B6. Do not take any vitamin supplements without the consult of your doctor.

    Eat a Balanced Diet during-pregnacy

    Eat a Balanced Diet During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a crucial phase. You need to take extra care of yourself. Practice the exercise, yoga, meditation and pay attention to the diet even to prevent ADHD, ensure a healthy delivery and ensure proper growth and development of the baby.

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