Today when I dropped Dane off at daycare one of his teachers mentioned to me how he is such a good eater, is always so content and happy and just loves to play and move. She said that in all her years of taking care of children she has always noticed that the happiest children seem to have moms who were happy when pregnant. I could not agree more! Happy moms = happy babies. Creating a positive environment during development is crucial. That is why I am devoted to helping moms feel confident and strong during pregnancy and labor.
I loved pregnancy as much as one can. I didn’t enjoy the reflux or having my feet look like footballs but being pregnant was such an amazing journey.
You are already aware that stress and conflict affect your health. Think about how your body posture and tension changes when you are stuck in traffic. How your jaw tightens up when speaking to someone who is stressing you out. How your heart rate increases when you recall a stressful memory. When pregnant, this also has an impact on the baby growing inside of you. There have been studies that prove these stresses and negativity can cause a greater likelihood for lower birth weights, or that traumatic events can even impact a baby’s brain development. One Danish study of babies born between 1973 – 1995 showed a 67% bigger risk of developing psychological disorders, such as bipolar or schizophrenia, when the mother was subjected to extreme stress.
Preterm or premature delivery is another hazard, which can also be dangerous for your baby. Although technology has come a long way to help save premature babies, the risks involved with your baby’s health can be very costly. Remember that your baby feels what you are feeling.
“Excessive worrying and negative feelings take a physical, mental and emotional toll on a pregnant woman,” says Irene E. Aga, M.D., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. “A woman with a positive attitude can focus on eating well, sleeping enough and staying active. She is also able to focus on the miraculous changes within her body and on the developing relationship with her unborn infant.”
So make sure you are surround yourself with positive people and do what you can to stay active, feel great and ENJOY your pregnancy.
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