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010: The Impact of Political Stress on Pregnancy


Regardless of political views, we are living in a crazy time in our world. The political climate can take a toll on your health even when you're not pregnant but when you're carrying a child, this stress can have a tremendous impact on your pregnancy health.

I share with you the story of a client who experienced just that, plus tips on how to cope with stress during the Trump presidency so you can continue to have a healthy pregnancy.

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Episode highlights...

  • Statistics that indicate that today's politics have generated a high level of stress that pervades the majority of Americans

  • The experience of a prior client, "Bonny" who experienced preterm contractions related to political stress

  • Social media can be influencing the health of your pregnancy. Know when to unplug!

  • Can politics really trigger preterm contractions? What are the facts?

  • Stress is not just emotional. It is physiological as well. What you need to know about both.

  • How political-related stress can have a profound physiological effect on overall pregnancy health and fertility.

  • Three methods that instantly and effectively reduce stress

  • Laughter is powerful medicine. How it can be used to combat stress

  • How finding a new obsession can be a great thing

  • Why you should find a replacement for Facebook

  • Listener "Jenny" writes in to share how political stress level is so severe that it is causing miscarriages

  • Why mental and emotional hygiene is so important for someone who is pregnant or trying to get pregnant

It's a crazy world that we live in right now. How do you cope with a world filled with political controversy outside of your control? The answer lies within all of us, so be honest about your stress level and learn simple yet effective coping mechanisms.

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