There’s no doubt about it—having a baby is stressful. But if you’re too stressed during pregnancy, baby may just be feeling it too.
Aware that the association between maternal stress and baby’s health in the womb is hazy at best, researchers at the University of Zurich set out to find a more measurable link. And they discovered that a chain of events can actually change the metabolism of the placenta, potentially influencing baby’s development. Here’s how it all goes down.
When you’re stressed:
Your body releases hormones to combat that stress,…