Will screaming and crying hurt my unborn baby?

Natalie - posted on 01/26/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )




Hi there, I have a 7 year old little girl and I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy in June last year, he was born at 42 weeks weighing 10lb 10, but died after 7 days due to brain damage.
It has been a really testing 7 months and our emotions have been everywhere. I am now 11 weeks pregnant, I have had a scan at 8weeks 5 days and everything was as it should be, but that still doesnt stop me worrying.
At the moment, my daughter is really playing up at home and last night she was really naughty, I took her out of the bath and ended up screaming at her, at the top of my voice and then ended up falling to my knees and crying on the floor. I ended up just cuddling her, for an hour and we both cried it was awful.
I have woke today, I keep thinking of my unborn baby and if screaming for that 5 minutes has caused it any harm? Ive had no bleeding, no pain. I just fear that me screaming has made my babies heart stop and when I go to my consultant next week, they will say baby has died, Please could someone shed some light on this for me, can screaming hurt my baby? Can it cause me to miscarry?


Michelle - posted on 01/26/2013




Screaming won't hurt your unborn child, neither will crying. The stress isn't good for you though.

Find some ways to deal with the stress you are going through that suit you.


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