How does stress affect babies in our bellies?

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Baby health and stress during pregnancy are clearly linked, according to scientific research. One recent study (Phelan, DiBenedetto, Paul, Zhu, & Kjerulff, 2015) was conducted on 3,000 pregnant women who assessed the stress they feel. The baby’s health was monitored at 1, 6, and 12 months after birth. It was proven that the more stress a pregnant woman experienced during pregnancy, the sicker the baby – more colds, fever, inflammation, infection, diaper rash, emergency room visits, service, the child was more tearful, etc.

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Another study (Henriksen and Thuen, 2015) involved nearly 75,000 pregnant women who assessed marital satisfaction and stressful situations during pregnancy in the 30th week of pregnancy, and showed that both stress and dissatisfaction with marriage during pregnancy lead to significantly more frequent colds, inflammation of throat and ear, pneumonia, bronchitis, diarrhea, conjunctivitis, urinary tract infections and about 20 other different diseases in…

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