The Impact Of Irritability And Crying During Pregnancy?
I want to ask if a mother who is often emotional, angry, crying, sad, etc. can it affect the condition of the fetus?
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Mental stress during pregnancy, including when experiencing anger and sadness that is quite deep, actually does not directly affect the condition of the fetus. However, indirectly, clearly this is not good for your pregnancy. How so?
When experiencing severe mental stress, the production of stress hormones in the body will increase. Impact, blood vessels in most parts of the body can experience vasoconstriction (shrinking in diameter), including blood vessels that supply oxygen and nutrients to the fetus. Not only that, excessive anger and sadness also affects the lifestyle of sufferers, for example, causing mothers to be lazy to eat, difficulty sleeping, tend to consume more caffeine, smoke, or even addicted to alcohol and drugs in a small proportion of severe cases. All of these factors certainly have the potential to interfere with fetal development in the womb.
Therefore, when you are pregnant, regulate your heart and mind to avoid excessive anger and sadness. Not only for your own sake, also make this effort for the survival of the fetus in your womb. Being a prospective mother is certainly not an easy thing. However, if you live it with sincerity, coupled with a calm heart and mind, surely you will be able to pass it well. If there are obstacles, do not hesitate to discuss with a partner or relative that you trust can help find solutions to these obstacles. So, do not save yourself to create stress. If it is difficult, do not hesitate to consult your problem with your doctor, obstetrician, or the nearest psychiatrist, right?
I hope this helps.