Category Archives: Pregnancy Stress Series

FA058 – Anatomy of Pregnancy Stress

Doctors Brian and Giuseppe talk about the impact of stress during pregnancy, along with post-partum depression, and what to do about it. Listen here: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] You can get your free podcast subscription in iTunes. Vote for The Family Anatomy Podcast at Podcast Alley and for the blog at Blogger’s…

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Stress and Pregnancy: What about post-partum?

This week, Dr. G has written about the lack of clarity in the pregnancy/stress research, the findings that are more consistent, and he gave some hints about how mothers can reduce stress. But, even though many parents are relieved after the birth of their healthy child, the stress doesn’t disappear in the post-partum period. Probably…

The Effects of Stress During Pregnancy: Third of a Series

Our first article on the effects of stress during pregnancy focused on the complexity and confusion surrounding research in this area. Yesterday, the focus was on a couple of “truths” gleaned from the research. More specifically, the research suggests that intensely stressful events can have a negative impact on pregnancy, while mild to moderate stress…

The Effects of Stress During Pregnancy: Second of a Series

Yesterday, we reviewed the research on the effects of stress on pregnancy. As was mentioned, the results can leave one feeling confused and more stressed! Despite this, there is a general trend in the research that does allow for a some relatively straightforward truths. The main question is, does stress negatively effect pregnancy? The answer…

The Effects of Stress During Pregnancy: First of a Series

There are lots of myths about the effects of stress during pregnancy, but what does the research say?