Pregnancy is a delicate time for you and your baby, and what your body experiences while you are expecting can affect your child for years to come. Emerging new evidence, for example, is now linking too much stress during pregnancy to a higher risk for childhood emotional, physical and behavioral problems, including preterm birth, ADHD and learning disabilities. In fact, as Stress Solutions for Pregnant Moms shows, managing stress could be just as important to your child’s health as avoiding smoking and alcohol while pregnant.
Not all stress, of course, is bad. The problem comes when we fail to recognize that the buildup of pressure and tension is tipping us into a danger zone. In this cutting-edge work – the first of its kind – neuropsychologist Dr. Susan Andrews provides effective and easy-to-use solutions to help pregnant women everywhere quickly measure and gently manage their stress levels:
• Self-assessments to discover your daily stress levels
• Checklists of warning signs of too much stress
• A simple formula to calculate exactly how much relaxation and stress reduction you personally need each day, to keep your body in balance