Although it is a time in life that's desired and expected by most women, pregnancy is a unique experience that promotes not only major physical changes but also psychological changes. The constant mood swings between future moms are common and many worry about passing those emotions on to the baby still in the womb. But what really happens to the baby if the mother cries or becomes sad?
Despite all the advancements in medicine, what happens in intrauterine life still remains a great mystery to science. According to Heloisa Brudniewski, a specialist in Gynecology and Obstetrics, it is known that the baby receives hormones released by the mother, but it is not possible to establish how he or she feels these emotional reactions.
According to the doctor, when the mother is sad or nervous, she releases hormones that lead to changes in heart rate and blood pressure. These hormones may also alter the fetal heart rate, but it is not possible to know that the baby in the womb "feels" at this time.
Cláudio Basbaum, MD, specializing in Gynecology and Obstetrics and specialization at the University of Paris, also states that it is not possible to attribute harmful effects on "baby's consciousness" to moments of momentary difficulties or anxieties in the daily life of a pregnant woman, even when she becomes sad or cries.
The doctor says that the healthy development and happiness of the baby in the intrauterine life do not depend on possible maternal emotions, because, she can not be an optimist all the time, every day of pregnancy.
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