Some advice on stress levels from work on my unborn baby?
I`m a forensic interviewer, that means that on a daily basis I interview children and young people on video about their experiences of sexual, physical and emotional abuse. I have been advised that I should stop interviewing due to the affects of my levels of stress and arousal due to this work on my unborn baby, I am 21 weeks. Can you give me some advise and info on the effects of my levels of stress due to my job on my unborn baby? Thanks Wendy
Dear Wendy, who has advised this? Are you personally feeling stressed? Of course if you are feeling stressed then your baby will be too, whether they are in utero, a newborn, or a teenager - we all feel the stress of others. This may contribute to your baby being unsettled and overly sensitive. It all depends on the particulars re: your level of stress. Betty
08 Nov 2007