It is normal for new moms to feel both blessed and overwhelmed. There is so much to do and it is natural to worry a bit in anticipation of the big day.
It doesn’t help that you have pregnancy hormones coursing through your body. You feel like you are on a perpetual Ferris wheel: the highs being wonderful and the lows being a little unnerving. Friends and family are supportive and sympathize with your mood swings but you need a stress-reducing solution.
It is very important to increase your rest time during pregnancy. After all, you have a baby relying on you to be healthy and happy. Stress and strain deplete our emotions and sense of well-being.
TM technique was found to be significantly more effective in reducing trait anxiety than concentration, contemplation or other techniques. Journal of Clinical Psychology 45: 957-974, 1989.
The TM technique produces a state of deep rest compared to eyes-closed control conditions. American Psychologist 42: 879-881, 1987.