How Your Emotional State Directly Affects Your Baby In The Womb

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Depression causes hormones like cortisol to be released throughout the body. If left untreated, these hormones could penetrate the placenta and impact the fetus’ development, including its physical and cognitive development.

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In addition to suffering from depression during pregnancy, some women also experience postpartum depression. A lot of the symptoms of depression–lack of appetite, lethargy, etc.–occur regardless of whether a woman is pregnant or has just given birth. If you are experiencing depression, talk with your doctor. Click next to read more about how you can help your baby’s development.

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