Healthy Byte #28: Nurturing the Mother-to-be

Maternal stress has a significant impact on foetal development, particularly in the first 12 weeks from conception. Overwork and high physical demands  on the mother are linked to low birth weight, anxiety and hypervigilance in infants.
Show Notes:
0.21 – Stress and self-care in the first trimester of pregnancy
0.32 – First Trimester = first 12 weeks from conception
0.44 – How the foetus is developing in this period
0.54 – Dr Michelle outlines common first trimester symptoms
1.01 – Dr Michelle cites University College in Dublin study about working full time and an increased risk of having a low birthweight baby/pre-term baby
1.44 – Brain change and hypervigilance
2.30 –  Important time for self-care
3.41 – Can you talk to your boss early?
5.48 – Celebrate the importance of early development
6.03 – How can partners help?
Further Reading
“Occupational predictors of pregnancy outcomes in Irish working women in the Lifeways cohort”  Isabelle Niedhammer,  Deirdre O'Mahony, Sean Daly,  Jj Morrison, and Cc Kelleher:
About Birth – Online birth educators;
The first trimester Feotal development week by week:
” Work Stress in First Trimester Causes Low Birth Weight Baby” Ritesh Singh and Neeti Rustagi , Indian Journal of Community Medicine :
“Parental occupation and risk of small-for-gestational-age births: a nationwide epidemiological study in Sweden”  J. Sundquist, and K. Sundquist :
“The long-term behavioural consequences of prenatal stress” Marta Weinstock:
“The long-term behavioural consequences of prenatal stress” Marta Weinstock, Science Direct:
Playlists for Pregnancy – soothing music for pregnant women:
TGD 112: Sleep: Sleep Disorders and Problems | Part 3:
“The Latina Paradox: An Opportunity for Restructuring Prenatal Care Delivery”:
Ten tips to reduce or protect against stress during pregnancy!:
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