Impact of Prenatal Stress on the Foetus
Keywords:Prenatal Stress, Foetus, Pregnancy Issues, Psychosocial Stressor
Pregnancy is a period of many changes; it’s typical to feel stressed
during it. Your family, your body, and your emotions are all undergoing
changes. These changes are exciting, but they can also be stressful. High
levels of stress that persists for an extended period of time can cause
high blood pressure or heart disease. Morning sickness, constipation,
exhaustion, and backaches are just some of the aches and pains that
come with pregnancy. Hormones are fluctuating, which might affect
your mood. Mood fluctuations can make stress more difficult to manage.
There is constant worry what to expect during labour and delivery, or
how to care for your newborn. If you work, you may be responsible for
managing job tasks and preparing your work for your maternity leave.
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