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Adrenaline in pregnancy

Posted by on Oct. 22, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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Is an adrenaline rush due to a mild fright or surprise unhealthy for a fetus?

I just can't believe that is true, but there are some women in a ddg that are saying it is. I can't find anything much online.

by on Oct. 22, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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jellyphish
by Platinum Member on Oct. 22, 2012 at 6:27 PM
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No. It's not dangerous at all. What's dangerous is chronic stress that keeps the adrenal glands working, which is very common in modern society.
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Mrs.Salz
by on Oct. 22, 2012 at 10:27 PM

A quick rush, probably not. Elevated adrenals over time, yes.

I did read an article once that said fetal stress levels were elevated while mom watched horror movies.

Mrs.Salz
by on Oct. 22, 2012 at 10:29 PM

I also wouldn't be surprised if adrenaline levels over a period of time during a stressful and interventive labor had a negative effect on the baby and would be linked to low fetal heart tones, prolonged decelerations, and other problems.

SadieJames
by on Oct. 22, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Quoting Mrs.Salz:

A quick rush, probably not. Elevated adrenals over time, yes.

I did read an article once that said fetal stress levels were elevated while mom watched horror movies.



This.
I would walk through a haunted house and scream a couple times with no worries but I wouldn't sit through a Saw marathon (I hate horror movies anyways).
hapababies
by Silver Member on Oct. 22, 2012 at 11:58 PM
My dh thought he would be funny and scare me in the shower while I was 8 months pregnant. I was really angry.
Apparently there are YouTube videos of pregnant women being scared and he showed them to me. I still didn't think it was funny and told him to grow up.
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BlessingsMama
by on Oct. 23, 2012 at 12:44 AM
Not that I am aware of. The only thing I have read related to adrenaline was its negative effects on labor and delivery.
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larissalarie
by on Oct. 23, 2012 at 12:49 AM
If being startled harmed a fetus, the human race would've been doomed long before now!
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catholicmamamia
by on Oct. 23, 2012 at 2:57 AM

Quoting Mrs.Salz: A quick rush, probably not. Elevated adrenals over time, yes.

 


         

Diamondblue1
by on Oct. 23, 2012 at 4:12 AM
I'm not really sure it sounds like something can happen.
joyful_mama
by Bronze Member on Oct. 23, 2012 at 6:52 AM
Right?


Quoting larissalarie:

If being startled harmed a fetus, the human race would've been doomed long before now!
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