Does Crying a Lot Hurt My Baby?

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Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I have cried hard a lot during my pregnancy and I would like to know if it will hurt my baby. My husband and I argue a lot. Would that hurt the baby?

Thank you,
Claudia

ANSWER

When you are stressed, you make hormones that are not wonderful for you OR the baby. It sounds like you need some help, and fast, especially if the arguments include any verbal abuse or any pushing or hitting.

A new baby will create even more pressures on you both than you already have. Your clergy, health care provider or even healthy friends may be able to help. For the sake of your family, please do get some help right away.Read more about stress and pregnancy in this article.

-- Cynthia, CNM