Stressed out while pregnant? Watch out as this can affect your child
Feeling stressed out during pregnancy is natural. Given the hectic lifestyles people lead, feeling anxiety and stress is unavoidable.
But a new study shows that it should not be taken lightly. This is because stress among women during pregnancy can put their daughters as young as two at risk of depression and anxiety.
This is because stress triggers the release of the hormone cortisol, which is linked to reduced brain cell connectivity in the region responsible for emotions among infants.
On the other hand, stress during pregnancy has no impact on the mental health of young boys. One explanation could be that women across ages tend to internalise their emotions, which is not so true for men.