Stress and breathing are interconnected. When you are stressed, it can cause shortness of breath, which can make you anxious. When you become anxious, your breathing muscles tighten causing you to breathe faster. This makes the muscles tired causing more shortness of breath and consequently more anxiety. Breathing exercises for stress relief can be very helpful.
Pregnancy is one of the happiest times in a woman’s life. Expectant mothers are pampered, cherished and fussed over by family members; they get to spend time setting up the nursery, shopping and indulging in treats without feeling guilty about piling on the pounds. But it is also a time when a woman goes through a lot of physical and emotional changes that can be cause for a lot of stress. Worries about a painful labor, health of the unborn child, and the ability to be a good mother can add to the woes. Stress during pregnancy is something that is hard to fight.