How Does Stress Impact Pregnancy?

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What we find in our modern society is that particularly in our culture we don't actually have special rituals and we don't treat pregnant women very differently. In other countries they have and to see that maternity leave which acknowledges that the mother's job while the baby is developing is pretty important and she needs to take care of herself and not be working hard till labor starts.

In our culture it's more of a ladder that you work until you can and it turns out all those months of development earlier on are critical for for those sensitive neuro pathway, stress re-activity and energy storage and also how sensitive we are to restoring calories is also being set for that being laid in negro.

If there's under nutrition or over nutrition, you get prenatal programming fats since the baby is more likely to be obese as an adult either way. [MUSIC].