Did I hurt my baby?

Gabi - posted on 05/06/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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There was an episode between the baby's father and me today... Screaming back and forth, and getting all stressed out. I'm 26 weeks and 4 days pregnant with my daughter. Did I hurt her by getting upset and yelling?

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Stefanie - posted on 05/07/2010

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When I was 22 wks pregnant my hubbie and I got into a huge fight and it caused ME a ton of pain.. (cramping etc)
we went to the hospital and they said baby was completely ok. but that I needed to start managing my stress better.. it only affects them if you have super stress pretty much constantly..
The best thing you can do for yourself and your baby is to relax and not worry! couples will always fight!

Marie-anne - posted on 05/06/2010

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hey sweety. i dont think you would have hurt ur little girl. im 28 and abit weeks and my husband and i have some serious yelling matches at times and i get really stressed, but i havent hurt my little bundle of joy. ive been to my doc about my stress and he said that i need to walk away take deep breathes or a shower to calm down then face the problem with a calm clear head later on.

i hope you will feel less stressed soon. chin up. xx

Chelsea Cleo - posted on 05/06/2010

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You didnt hurt your baby at all.
If you are stressed out all the time and you are fighting all the time with your partner then that stress can effect your baby but it has to be pretty serious.
I wouldnt worry too much :)

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Amanda - posted on 05/07/2010

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Oh, I wouldn't worry about it. I'm 16 weeks, and definitely fit into the chronic stress category. Even with as much stress as I go through (living with bfs family who I swear hate me, birth mom issues, adoptive mom issues, joblessness, etc) I've not hurt my baby. Myself, as in causing some cramping and major back pain from tense muscles, yes. If you are really worried about stress, though, my Healthy Families rep gave me this book, "Nurturing Baby and Me During Pregnancy" it's basically an exercise book on quiet time. You can probably find something similar at your local library or bookstore. Or, just sit down with some soothing music and take 15 minutes to yourself everyday. It's the little things that can help so much. Oh, and try not to stress about how much stress is too much stress.

Kristin - posted on 05/06/2010

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If it is only the occasional screamfest, no. If it's chronic stress (think regularly getting into these kinds of disagreements), most likely not. You would simply be washing yourself and baby to a degree with stress hormones and it's not a severe thing and you can undo it very easily by making sure that you are taking the best possible care of yourself. That means good food, no booze/drugs/smoking, getting good rest, finding time to unwind and be just at peace.



Talk to your healthcare provider, they can help you to manage the stress.

Amanda - posted on 05/06/2010

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no you didnt hurt your baby hunni xx altho stress is not good for you or the baby, a bit of yelling wont hurt or harm your baby, just try to keep it at a minimum tho, i know we a;; get stressed and need a good scream at each other, but try taking deep breaths next time :) just gie your bump a big hug and tell your baby how much u and daddy love her :) xx all the best hunni xx

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