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074: How Stress and the Mind-Body Connection Impact Pregnancy Health

The term "mind-body connection" can mean a variety of things to so many people. Some take it to mean mental health, others take it to mean nutrition therapy, others take it to mean something about the stars or hanging crystals by your bed. But most of us can agree that it relates somehow to stress. But does it have any impact on the health of your pregnancy? Absolutely. On this episode I share with you how.


Episode highlights...

  • Parijat shares the confusion about the term "mind-body connection" and where it comes from

  • The "three-legged stool" metaphor that explains how a healthy pregnancy is biologically possible

  • How the medical system and insurance companies perpetuate the notion that the mind is separate from the body

  • Why so many women don't believe stress impacts pregnancy

  • Parijat explains in detail how stress impacts pregnancy health - especially pregnancy complications

  • Not all complications are impacted by stress but you'll be surprised which are

  • Preeclampsia

  • Gestational Diabetes

  • Gestational Hypertension

  • Preterm Contrations

  • Preterm Labor

  • Placental Abruption

  • And so many more...

  • What the mind-body connection means about managing pregnancy complications and prenatal care

  • A quick recap of the biology of stress and health

  • How the mind-body connection and stress management work with (or against) Western medicine

  • Why stress is not the problem and what is instead

  • Parijat shares client stories of mind-blowing health changes when the mind-body connection was utilized properly during pregnancy

  • The limitations of the mind-body connection

  • What is the natural repair system and how does it help during pregnancy?

  • Parijat shares her #1 tip she teaches her private clients on how to effectively turn off the stress response (HINT: It does not start with deep breathing, yoga or meditation)

  • The number one challenge women face when trying to manage their stress or anxiety

  • How the mind-body connection is empowering for women who are faced with uncertainty and helplessness during a high-risk pregnancy

By utilizing your natural repair system, the mind-body connection can help you improve the health of your pregnancy even if you’re facing complications.

Resources from the show...

  • Pregnancy Brain goes into detail about the mind-body connection and how to help you manage your stress during a high-risk pregnancy (Read Now)

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