I had them during pregnancy, but was already aware of my propensity for having them when I was experiencing stress. I had an EKG too which was normal. You are having a physical manifestation of stress. You have to work on what is going on in your head. Meditate, write in a journal, find peaceful and relaxing things to do on a daily basis. Sleep deprivation is a trigger for me. Take your fish oil supplements because they help Regulate mood and help baby if you are breasfeeding. There is a product that I recommend to my student's called rescue remedy, it is a blend of flower essences that helps bring calm in times of panic or stress. I use it for my kids when they are having temper tantrums, too. It is wonderful. Obviously, check the ingredients to make sure you are not allergic to them. You could mention it to your doc that you are using it, the midwives here don't have any problem with it.
at 7:25 AM on May. 28, 2011