Stress and Baby

Life is stressful. There are always things to worry about like family members, your job, or transportation. When you’re pregnant, how you deal with stress can affect the health of you and your baby.
Chronic stress may also contribute to subtle differences in brain development that might lead to behavioral issues as the baby grows. Research in this area is still early, but it’s important to find healthy ways to relieve stress during your pregnancy.

Ways to Reduce Stress

Black Mother’s United and Wellspace Health offer 1-on-1 support to help you throughout your pregnancy.

Ways to Reduce Stress

Physical activity is a great stress reliever. Go for a walk or practice yoga for a quick release.

Ways to Reduce Stress

Talk to a friend. Sometimes just saying your problems out loud helps to reduce stress.

Ways to Reduce Stress

Write in a journal. Just like talking to a friend, writing down your thoughts and problems can help relieve stress.

To learn more about the causes of stress and how to manage it, click here.

To find local support, check out the Sacramento Family Resource Centers.