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Does my baby feel sad when I cry in the womb?1 min read

Nov 28, 2022 < 1 min

Does my baby feel sad when I cry in the womb?1 min read

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Research has shown that, during pregnancy, your baby feels what you feel—and with the same intensity. That means if you’re crying, your baby feels the same emotion, as if it’s their own. During the gestational period, your baby is preparing themselves for life in the outside world.

Does crying affect baby during pregnancy?

Having an occasional crying spell isn’t likely to harm your unborn baby. More severe depression during pregnancy, however, could possibly have a negative impact on your pregnancy.

How does sadness affect a baby in the womb?

Depression during pregnancy can also lead to: miscarriage, delivering before the due date (preterm), giving birth to a small baby (low birth weight).

Can babies feel when Mother is sad?

Studies have shown that infants as young as one month-old sense when a parent is depressed or angry and are affected by the parent’s mood. Understanding that even infants are affected by adult emotions can help parents do their best in supporting their child’s healthy development.