Emotions from the uterus
During the 9 months of pregnancy, regular checks are carried out on both the pregnant woman and the baby, but are the emotional state of the mother taken into account? Not only alcohol, tobacco and bad eating habits negatively affect the baby, now it has been discovered that The emotions of the mother during pregnancy play a fundamental role in the development of the child.
The way the baby develops in the womb will affect throughout life. The prenatal levels of anxiety in the pregnant woman affect not only the baby's life but also their future.
For years we know that if the mother drinks too much alcohol or smokes it will negatively affect the child, but now, we can be aware of the many other, more subtle, environmental factors that influence the baby's uterine development. A depressive, anxious or stressed mother can influence the IQ of your child and predispose him to have more risks of suffer from problems such as ADHD syndrome (hyperactivity or attention deficit).
Emotions in pregnancy and ADHD
A team of researchers from Imperial College London, led by psychobiologist Vivette Glover, conducted a study of 14,000 pregnant women. They were monitored throughout the pregnancy, their level of anxiety, stress was measured and then the children who were born were studied for several years. They could verify that 15 percent of the children of the most stressed and anxious mothers had double the risk of attention deficit and hyperactivity.
Emotions in pregnancy
The emotions of the mother offer the baby a range of sensory experiences that will be necessary to face life, from joy, sadness or fear.
- Positive emotions. They generate an attenuation of the cardiovascular system and an activation or reinforcement of the immune system. That is, the happier we are during pregnancy, the more protected against diseases we will be.
- Negative emotions. If negative emotions seize us, we will secrete toxic hormones, the heart accelerates and the defenses are lowered, which leaves us more vulnerable to diseases.
How to educate emotionally from the uterus
Touching the belly, caressing, help the fetus receive a positive sensory experience. When talking about the baby's emotions inside the womb we do not refer to feelings such as: sadness, joy, loneliness or fear. The fetus lacks the neurological maturation to have the emotions of an adult. However, what babies do have is sensations, so that babies feel wellbeing, pleasure, satiety, alarm, startle. The fetus perceives the emotions of the mother, which is why it isIt is essential that the mother establish emotional bonds with the child from the first moment of conception.
Noelia de Santiago Monteserín