BBL185: How to Deal with stress in pregnancy

Feeling stress during your pregnancy? You're not alone! Today's episode covers how stress affects your unborn baby - plus what you can do to handle stress during your pregnancy. I also share why stress (and how you deal with it) can be GOOD for your baby, so don't miss this episode!

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Topics I Cover in This Podcast:

  • How stress in pregnancy impacts your baby (plus why this shouldn’t cause as much guilt as you think)
  • What studies about stress, especially chronic stress
  • The truth about trauma and how it affects your baby
  • How your emotional world is important to your unborn baby (hint: imprinting really happens here’s what to do about it)
  • Why mindfulness is an important thing for pregnant moms (and all moms!)
  • What cortisol and adrenaline do to your baby’s brain
  • How to help your baby’s brain and body shift into growth mode
  • Real ways you can shift your stress response so you’re healthier for your baby (and feel better, too)
  • THIS hormone is what you want to feel instead of stress (plus HOW to get that good, good feeling!)
  • How you’re conditioning your baby right now Why a stress-free life would hurt your child
  • How to condition yourself and your baby for self-regulation in healthy ways
  • What to do when you’re feeling stressed out How to create times to de-stress your days

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