Pregnancy is a stressful time for many women. You may feel like you can’t be happy all the time, and that’s normal. You’ll experience a range of emotions during pregnancy, including sadness, happiness, fear and stress. But how does stress affect your child?
Some research suggests that stress during pregnancy can lead to health problems in babies, including preterm birth, low birth weight and developmental delays. Other studies have found that high levels of stress may cause changes in the placenta that can lead to restricted growth in the fetus. Pregnancy is a unique experience for each woman, and not all stressed women will have babies with issues. If you’re worried about how stress might be affecting your pregnancy, talk to your healthcare provider.
Science has found that acting like a stressed out person during pregnancy can have long-term effects on a baby. So it’s important to do your best to keep stress levels low during pregnancy. It’s normal to feel down sometimes during pregnancy, but constantly focusing on negative thoughts about financial or relationship issues can have long-term effects on your baby.
Stress during pregnancy can lead to serious problems for your baby later in life, including behavioral issues and lower birth weight. Additionally, stress during pregnancy can weaken your child’s immune system. Therefore, it’s important to do everything you can to reduce stress during pregnancy.
Now that you know that your child has lots to lose or gain from what thoughts and emotions you let into your mind, you need to learn how to keep the stress out of your life. Well, if you’re at all like I was during my pregnancy, you could have a hard time trying to trick your body into being stress-free. The secret to success is to find activities that make you really happy and keep repeating them. Let me show you my 2 favorite activities that kept away my stress during pregnancy.
1. Exercise. I know that some of you might think I’m crazy for saying this, but I really believe that exercise is the best form of stress relief. I know from experience that when you’re stressed out and feeling down, the last thing you want to do is exercise, but it truly does help. Exercise can help release endorphins that will give you more energy and help get rid of stress.
2. Another effective way to relieve stress is through the practice of meditation. Meditation is a powerful way to relieve stress. The right kind of meditation can help you relax and enjoy the quiet times of pregnancy. Search for meditation CDs online or at your favorite bookstore. Read the reviews and buy the one that interests you.
Pregnancy should be a joyous time, not a time filled with stress. By following the tips in this article, you can help keep the stress out of your and your baby’s life. Good luck and enjoy your pregnancy!