The Pregnancy and Stress are Incompatible Concepts

Almost all pregnant women have sharp mood changes. Pregnancy is coupled with changes - both physical and emotional. Hormonal changes during pregnancy lead to the fact that the mood of a pregnant woman dramatically changes every hour.

Can you get rid of such emotional fluctuations and feel calm during pregnancy? This article will tell you if it is possible and how it affects the child.

Is It Possible To Get Rid Of Stress During Pregnancy?

Scientists have proven that the emotional state of a woman affects the health of the baby in the womb. Mom's feelings and experiences affect the character and further development of the baby.

Mom can cope with this if she follows the rules of emotional health. The balance of emotions and physical training are equally important for a pregnant woman. They equally help her prepare for maternity. Even if a woman is still in education, it is sometimes better to take the assistance of than to experience another stress in preparation, etc.

Due to the lack of maternal experience, a pregnant woman may have sudden emotional outbursts. For a woman, the first pregnancy is a new experience that is difficult to comprehend. Ignoring the fact that women's emotions are far more complex and sharper than usual can lead to a number of problems, including in relationships with her husband. The acceptance of this fact is the basis of emotional health during pregnancy.

A pregnant woman, especially if pregnancy is the first, feels a lot of fears. Among them is the fear of childbirth and miscarriage, caring for the future baby's health and proper health, fear of inevitable pain during childbirth, the frustration of a partner/husband due to changes that occur with the body of a woman. Modern women are forced to worry about a career, financial problems, and many additional costs associated with the emergence and upbringing of a new family member.

All these fears can lead to many negative emotions - such as excitement, depression, irritation, anxiety, stress, anger, feelings of loneliness, confusion. Emotional changes are dangerous not only for the woman but for her future child. Stress negatively affects the strength of the immune system - which, of course, negatively affects the health of the child.

How does the fetus react to mum's emotions?

Studies have shown that the increased anxiety of the mother, forcing the child to actively move in the abdomen. To confirm their theory, physicians conducted several more experiments. For example, they gave future mothers to listen to a recording of children's songs, while measuring the pulse rate of the fetus. As a result, the researchers found that changes in the melody caused a fluctuation of the heart rate in babies. In the same way, babies responded to another emotional stimulus.

What changes in the body of the mother and the child can cause stress?

The psycho-emotional background of the mother affects the condition of the fetus in the womb. If the pregnant woman is often nervous, she may be diagnosed with the pelvic presentation. In addition, severe stress can lead to other consequences. Let's talk about them further.

• The propensity for depression and neuroses

It increases in those children whose mothers were in such conditions during their pregnancy. In such cases, these women have children that often cry, sneeze, and restlessly sleep.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

It can also develop in the background of the increased anxiety of a pregnant woman. It is especially dangerous to worry at about 12-22 weeks of pregnancy.

• Undervalued self-esteem and abuse

If you notice these traits in your child, it means that during the period of his wearing, they overused with feelings. In addition, too sad children are born to those mothers for whom pregnancy was undesirable.

• Aggression

Aggression, as well as predisposition to violence, is inherent in those children who were already in the womb and felt disadvantaged and unnecessary.

Chronic stress that a pregnant woman has had for several weeks slows the growth and normal development of the fetus. An increased level of stress hormones can damage the brain of an unborn baby and lead to problems in upbringing the baby in the future.

As you can see, the emotions that a woman feels during pregnancy have an effect on the characteristics of the child. It is therefore important to monitor your state of health, control emotions and be able to cope with stress.

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