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If I'm under a lot of stress how does this effect my baby

How to eliminate stress
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1530171 tn?1448133193
A lot!  The effects of stress can be catastrophic for both the mother and the baby
and possibly more severe if unborn.
Take yoga!  Prenatal yoga or  postnatal ( yoga for mom and baby )
Eat healthy, breath well (yes, you need to! Visit the Normal Breathing website for details).
Stay away from toxic people and junk food.
Get some exercise / activity everyday! A brisk walk daily will do you good.
Meditate! Search for free meditation videos on YouTube.
Best wishes,
Niko
15695260 tn?1549596713
Hello and welcome to MedHelp's forums.  Thank you for your question.  Most people have some level of stress and especially when their body and life are undergoing the changes of pregnancy. Learning ways to cope and destress are important.  However, extreme stress can alter hormones including cortisol which has been linked to birth defects in animals (which would translate loosely to human pregnancy).  So, if you are extremely stress and not coping at all, please do speak to your doctor.  

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-beginning-the-prenatal-origins-the-parent-child-relationship/201701/the-importance-reducing

Here's some information on how to reduce stress when pregnant. https://www.marchofdimes.org/pregnancy/stress-and-pregnancy.aspx

How is your support network?  Please let us know how you are doing.
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