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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Your Mental State Prior to Birth Just As Important

We all know about Postpartum Depression (PPD), But your Mental State PRIOR to Birth is just as important.

Hey folks,

With a few of my friends giving Birth lately, and having gone through it twice myself, well, my Wife, I know all about Postpartum Depression or (PPD). It is also called Postnatal Depression, which is a form of Clinical Depression which can affect Women after Childbirth. I can tell you that with MY Wife, B Vitamins were a VERY Positive help to her.

If you have Children, or know someone who does, there is a good chance you know, or have at least HEARD of PPD. But what you may not know, is that your {The Woman's} Mental State PRIOR to Birth is just as important. According to Health Day - Mom-to-Be's Mental State May Affect Child's Development Emotional consistency before and after birth seems best for baby, study suggests

THURSDAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) -- A fetus is sensitive to, and can be affected by, the expectant mother's mental state, a new study suggests.

University of California, Irvine, researchers recruited pregnant women and tested them for depression before and after they gave birth. The women's babies were tested after birth to assess how well they were developing.

Consistency in the mother's mental state appeared to be important to a baby's well-being. Development was best in babies with mothers who were either depression-free or had depression before and after giving birth.

Development was slower in babies born to mothers who went from depressed before birth to non-depressed after birth or from non-depressed before birth to depressed after birth, the investigators found.
I would love to read this Study in total. I am fascinated by the possible reasons behind the shift in Moods between Prior and After Birth and how and or why that effects the way it does. I DO see the Logic in the Prior effecting the Mental Well being of the Child. Like Food, the Baby eats what you eat. This is why you should not Drink and Smoke, ETC Prior to Birth. I have and continue to see the effects on the Baby, with BOTH of our Moods and Mental States. Little Eli is happy when we are. Sad when we are. And gets Angry and or Scared when one of us are.

So all this makes sense to me. However, I'm not sure I'm understanding the aspects of dramatic shift of the State of Mind of the Mother Pre and Post Birth. Would be interesting to read that.

The researchers said they were surprised by the strength of the finding, which will be published in an upcoming issue of the journal Psychological Science.

Some might incorrectly interpret the results to mean that a mother who is depressed before birth should be left that way after birth for the well-being of her baby, the study authors noted in a journal news release.

"A more reasonable approach would be to treat women who present with prenatal depression," researcher Curt A. Sandman said in the news release. "We know how to deal with depression."

In another study, Sandman and colleagues found differences in the brain structures of older children whose mothers were anxious during pregnancy. Anxiety often occurs together with depression.

"We believe that the human fetus is an active participant in its own development and is collecting information for life after birth," Sandman said. "It's preparing for life based on messages the mom is providing."
Again, this all makes Logical Sense to me. It is in you. It is Part of you. It is ALIVE and Learning. I get it. As I said before. We all know about Postpartum Depression (PPD), But your Mental State PRIOR to Birth is just as important. As is how you act around your hypersensitive Baby after.

Great Study in the Field of completely idiotic useless Studies, like Men and Women are born different. {Smile} So guys? If your Women says she wants you to go to the store at 2 am and get her Ice Cream? Get your lazy butt up and go. Not only are you making her happy, you are making your unborn Child happy as well. {Smile}
Peter

SOURCES:
Psychological Science, news release, Nov. 10, 2011
Health Day - Mom-to-Be's Mental State May Affect Child's Development Copyright © 2011 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

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