Experts say that high levels of stress that continue for long periods of time can have a harmful impact on your pregnancy.
Managing your stress levels during pregnancy is important to ensure you and your baby are happy and healthy. Stress can come from all sorts of sources, like your changing body, work and family dynamics, racism, or a traumatic life event. Sometimes, stress can be helpful as it can drive you to overcome challenges. Too much stress, however, can cause premature birth or high blood pressure, according to March of Dimes. Check out this video where our friend Sandra Victorino breaks down how to manage stress during your pregnancy.