Stress to an unborn Child?

What does stress do to an unborn Child?

Does it harm them?. It seems whenever I’m upset or crying, I feel the baby moving a lot

1 Answer

  • LizB
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Ordinary emotional stress -- nothing harmful. Experiencing basic human emotions like anger or frustration or sadness won't harm baby, nor will being under typical forms of stress, such as work stress or disagreements with your partner.

    The kind of stress that *can* affect baby will have negative impacts on mom, too. For example, malnourishment and food insecurity. Or the type of chronic traumatic stress that comes from living in a home with domestic violence. Untreated mental illness (like depression) can also have negative impacts on both mom's and baby's health.

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