Dealing with Tough Emotions? Try This Practice in Self-Compassion

By Twill Care Editors
September 11, 2023

During pregnancy, you might find yourself experiencing some tough emotions. Know that whatever you’re feeling is valid. It’s important to find ways to acknowledge and handle those emotions.

In this video, Twill clinical liaison Jessie Everts, Ph.D., a licensed therapist focusing on perinatal mental health, describes a simple four-step practice that can help. Take some time to show compassion to yourself, your baby, and others.

Watch the video and give the self-compassion practice a try. Let us know how you feel afterward.

Remember: It’s important to talk about tough feelings. For more, see Everts’ tips on talking about your emotions during pregnancy.

We encourage you to share your feelings here in our pregnancy community. You can find additional support for handling difficult emotions during and after pregnancy on the Postpartum Support International website.

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