I have a cousin with ADHD condition. Things got a little troublesome when she got pregnant with her first child. She couldn’t really use any of her normal ADHD medications as they weren’t really safe for her to use then (as most of them were category C drugs).
She got to talking with her doctor about it and thankfully enough, he suggested her some lifestyle and behavioural changes that helped her.
In this article, we have enlisted five such alternatives that may prove to be beneficial for you-
Regular exercise- We all know that one can benefit a lot from the physical exercise. Improved thinking and behaviour are two of such benefits. According to a research, exercise has the ability to influence the structure of our brains. Exercise during pregnancy plays an important role in our overall health. If you’re still not convinced, you might want to know that exercise has helped with the ADHD symptoms as well.
Enough sleep- Long office hours, household chores, and parenting can create an environment which can make it hard for you to sleep as much as needed. A research found out that pregnant women should sleep for a few more hours every night. If that’s not possible, they should at least take a couple of short naps during the day. A proper duration of sleep with proper physical activity can help you to improve symptoms of ADHD.
Meditating- Meditation can help people with their inattentive and hyperactive-impulse symptoms.
Going gluten-free- Not all people with ADHD are gluten intolerant, but Celiac disease is considered to be prevalent in people living with ADHD. Ask your doctor to get a test done on you for Celiac disease. You should always discuss with your doctor about any dietary changes you might need while you’re pregnant or nursing.
Taking supplement- According to a study, if you take a daily vitamin supplement, chances are it would improve your ADHD symptoms. Have a talk with your doctor if you want to add any supplement to your daily routine.
Keep in mind that this doesn’t necessarily mean that ADHD can or should always be treated without any medication. But these backup tips may help in improving ADHD symptoms until you deliver.
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