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Pregnant, under stressful fight with husband. Will it harm the baby ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 09-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Afternoon
User:hi sir
Doctor:I am Dr. XXXXXXX
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:iam 5 months pregnant
User:i hav a silly query
Doctor:Please proceed.
User:iam having a stressful fight with my husband frequently. now the fight is no longer a fight iam realy thinking a i cant tk it long with him
User:my parents stay in diff city ,they are worried that this stress will harm my child within
User:though i dont feel any discomfort
User:so i want to know if atall such anger,disspointmnet can harm my child
Doctor:Ok. Let me brief you.
Doctor:First of all, stress can affect badly on the developing child.
Doctor:Though scientific data is not availabe regarding the effect physically on baby,
Doctor:there are evidences that babies born to stressful mothers had higher incidence of asthma and allergy.
Doctor:It can also be said that stress can affect the normal, peaceful growth of the baby within the uterus.
User:ohh god
Doctor:The main reason for it is because of the release of negative hormones within the mother's body.
User:this is happening since my 2 nd month
User:so is their any way i can save my child
Doctor:Surely you can improve the environment for your expected baby.
User:or the damage aleady startted within?
Doctor:The first and foremost is to remove all factors which causes you stress.
Doctor:It is not that whether damage is done or not. It is more important to correct the causing factors.
User:isnt it late now, plz tell me the truth
Doctor:It is not late.
Doctor:Development is an ongoing process.
Doctor:So it can be corrected.
Doctor:Please do not worry.
Doctor:I am sure you can improve the conditions for yourself and the baby.
User:how,,,iam alwayz on tears
User:atleast half of the month
Doctor:As you said, you are having stressful days with your husband,
User:cant change city,,aim workg here
Doctor:it is important for both of you to realize this fact and act accordingly,
User:i guess he wont. Hence iam also planning for seperation as the child is born
Doctor:I understand your situation.
Doctor:This is really a stressful phase for you.
User:cant shift to a pg as noone will allow at this state of mine
User:i need to manage more 4 months till i go for my leave to my parents
User:atleast help me with soem ideas which i can practice to avoid stress
Doctor:I assume that both of you have decided for a seperation. It is purely both of your decision to go for it or not. As a doctor, I can suggest that you both talk it out yourselves, or can talk it with th help of a psychologist.
User:no its only me,,,but i guess he wont stop me
Doctor:If compromises can be done, go for it. Otherwise only way would be to practice stress reduction methods.
User:how to practice that
Doctor:Yoga is one best way to relieve your body and mind of stress.
User:do i need to go to a yoga center?
Doctor:Avoid discussions which causes you to think rapidly or aggrssively.
Doctor:You may need to get advice on breathing exercises from a yoga expert.
Doctor:You can also google out for youtube videos for breathing exercises.
Doctor:Also try watching some comedy movies, to help you to have a laugh once in a while.
Doctor:You can also flip through early family photos to have a boost of good hormones.
User:ohh,,ok, tthats possible
Doctor:Fresh vegetables and fruits should give you a healthy nutrient intake.
User:that i am takg
User:no prob with foodg atall
Doctor:Adequate rest should be taken.
Doctor:That is good.
Doctor:Talk to your friends often.
Doctor:But not on topics related to your husband. Instead talk of good old college days and other matters which help you to have a good laugh.
Doctor:All these could reduce your stress at least by a 50%.
User:thats true
User:rest 50
Doctor:Rest of the 50 % can be sorted out only if things can get sorted out between you both.
User:so,,with 50
User:so with 50% , can i have a healthy child?
Doctor:A lot can improve with 50%
User:coz i know the other 50
User:wont happen
Doctor:I understand. Still you can improve that part by completely avoiding the thought about the problems you are facing.
Doctor:Once you start practicing all these, I am sure you will start noticing the changes in your stress levels.
User:thanx for your suggestion
Doctor:Remember, please do not keep worrying about things.
User:i will have to do it,,just for my child
Doctor:Time will pass on and matters will get beeter.
Doctor:Do you have any other queries?
Doctor:Thank you for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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