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Why do it?
- When a pregnant woman feels stressed, stress hormones are released in her body.
- The hormones pass through her blood to the developing baby.
- Stress hormones affect baby’s developing brain.
- This can have a long-lasting impact on baby’s wellbeing after birth.
How to do it
- Notice your stress levels — stress can affect both parents.
- Explore ways to reduce stress that work for each of you.
- Getting physical helps. Try:
- mowing lawns
- shooting hoops.
- Soothe yourself by:
- having a warm bath
- listening to music.
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