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How A Mom's Stress Affects The Child

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Pregnancy isn't an easy phase as it comes with its own set of challenges. And that is why it is natural to feel stressed up during that phase. But wait, chronic stress can affect the foetus!

Frustration, depression, panic, excitement and many other emotions may arise during pregnancy all at once making it tough to deal with them.

But the problem is, stress could affect both the mother and baby in many ways. Prolonged periods of stress could fill up your system with cortisol which might harm the environment of the womb in certain ways. Read on to know more...


Pre-Term Birth

Many health experts claim that in some cases, chronic stress in the pregnant mother can increase the risk of pre-term birth.


Sleep Disorders

There are many studies which claim that the children of mothers who suffered chronic stress during pregnancy might have higher chances of experiencing sleep disorders.


Low Birth Weight

Yes, another dangerous effect of stress on pregnant women is that it can also cause low birth weight in the baby.


Brain Development

Yes, stress can also impact the brain chemistry of the baby when the pregnant mother takes too much of stress.


Behavioral Issues

Some health experts also claim that children may also suffer from behavioural disorders if mothers undergo chronic stress during pregnancy.

Read more about: pregnancy, mother, stress, child, baby, kid, parenting
Story first published: Thursday, December 15, 2016, 8:15 [IST]
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