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    Default Do you believe outside stressors can affect a baby in utero?

    I do. Close family member does not.

    I see a chiropractor for NET (neuro emotional technique). Lately what comes up is vulnerability stemming back to in utero. Then also resentment towards my dh which I did not realise.

    Now I spoke with my sister about this who thinks it's a crock of s*** . I believe it because.....when she was in utero she was the miracle first baby. Our mum was told she may never fall pregnant . So mum and my father were over the moon. Everything went to plan.
    Then me....8 weeks into the pregnancy and my father dies. Mum has no support as she and my father were both from Germany so had absolutely no family here. She only lived here for 3 years. Mum considered abortion for me, I don't know how far she thought about it but I know this because she told me. She couldn't decide whether to move back to Germany or not so travelled there for a few weeks. Also had to deal with a toddler and the grief of losing her husband.

    I never ever considered any of that until the chiro said that the other day. Then thinking further those things dawned on me.

    What are your opinions?

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    I would guess that outside stressors either emotional or physical may have some effect on wellbeing and development of the fetus throughout its life after birth. However I reserve saying I believe it to be true unless I've seen evidence based research that proves this is the case. Babies are born in war zones and in desperate and trying circumstances every day, and I tend to have more faith in resilience and the possibilities of neuroplasticity. If you look at brain scans of babies who endured ongoing trauma in first few years of life and babies who did not, the traumatised babies brains are smaller and underdeveloped. Interesting topic.

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    Really sorry to read about your past. Sad about your dad.
    I do believe that it would impact you, but from a more spiritual point of view.

    I believe that stress during pregnancy makes for babies filled with anxiety, it's happened to me. I have a son who suffers with anxiety and I was so upset about different things during his pregnancy. I believe the constant rush of cortisol did change his brain. He was such an unhappy baby the first 6 months.
    There are anxiety issues running through my family as well so I feel it heightened our chances. I have 2 kids with anxiety issues that need medication, but my mentioned son is much worse than his sister, who's pregnancy was stressful too but not as bad.

    So yeh I believe you could be dealing with some sort of rejection from your mother in a spiritual sense, and maybe you have some underlying anxiety/stress disorder from the stressful pregnancy your mother obviously had.
    I wish you well in finding a way to manage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vue View Post
    I would guess that outside stressors either emotional or physical may have some effect on wellbeing and development of the fetus throughout its life after birth. However I reserve saying I believe it to be true unless I've seen evidence based research that proves this is the case. Babies are born in war zones and in desperate and trying circumstances every day, and I tend to have more faith in resilience and the possibilities of neuroplasticity. If you look at brain scans of babies who endured ongoing trauma in first few years of life and babies who did not, the traumatised babies brains are smaller and underdeveloped. Interesting topic.
    I tend to agree with this. It would absolutely affect a baby as soon as it's born. They sense their environment and are very intuitive. I'm not sure that a woman who is stressed mentally is affecting their unborn child. I would definitely believe it if there was research to support it though. It's not unbelievable to think that it could have a lasting effect.

    I'm sorry to hear about your father and the struggles your mother faced.

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    I'm not 100% sure. I imagine that a woman who is under a lot of stress during her pregnancy will be manufacturing a lot of stress hormones which will be rocketing around her blood******, and through the babies also, as they share everything via the placenta.

    My 5 yr old son has been under the care of a psychologist due to explosive behaviour, and after hearing about my history, part of which was being extremely stressed and fearful throughout the pregnancy with him, she noted all of that down as possible causative factors to his rigid behaviours due to anxiety.

    I also believe very strongly in genetic factors, our family has a high proportion of anxiety and depression through the generations.

    There is not ONE thing which creates these situations,they are a complex mix of genetics and environment, pre-disposition to certain things etc....

    Of course, a beautiful stress-free pregnancy and life are always going to be things we strive for aren't they? but unfortunately life just aint that simple!!

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    I believe I was anxious from a young age partly because my mum had pre & post-natal depression when she was pregnant with me. I think it affected my stress response. However anxiety does run in my family (mum, brother etc) so it could be mostly genetics at play there. My brother's anxiety had a much later onset though (adult) than mine (before 5 years of age) so that makes me wonder why I developed it so early.

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    Yes. There is a lot of current research involving epigenetics in utero. It's interesting stuff.

    Although, to be honest the NET thing I've never heard of and it sounds like a quack (I am happy to be proved wrong but I don't think a machine can tell you how your feeling...like the resentment with your husband that you didn't know you had).

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    [QUOTE=Party of Three;7870409]Yes. There is a lot of current research involving epigenetics in utero. It's interesting stuff.

    Although, to be honest the NET thing I've never heard of and it sounds like a quack (I am happy to be proved wrong but I don't think a machine can tell you how your feeling...like the resentment with

    http://www.wellness-centre.com.au/NET.asp

    Not a machine at all. He works on certain points on your body

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    Quote Originally Posted by Party of Three View Post
    Yes. There is a lot of current research involving epigenetics in utero. It's interesting stuff.

    Although, to be honest the NET thing I've never heard of and it sounds like a quack (I am happy to be proved wrong but I don't think a machine can tell you how your feeling...like the resentment with

    http://www.wellness-centre.com.au/NET.asp

    Not a machine at all. He works on certain points on your body

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    hmmmm....perhaps it's the NET your is thinks is BS, and not the idea of epigenetics.

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    Nah. She specifically said what happens in pregnancy has no effect on bub

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