Can stress and depression hurt my unborn baby?

I am a school teacher who is almost 24 weeks pregnant and have a class of students that are very unruly. I hate to go to work everyday because of the way it makes me feel to be there. I also have a coworker who seems to be out to get me. She has been very rude and aggressive the past two days and is lying to my boss about me. I am completely stressed, depressed, and nothing makes me happy because of my job. I was just wondering can this hurt my unborn baby.

Asked By: Jamie J - 2/5/2008
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I know exactly how you feel. I'm a teacher too and lately I've been under a lot of stress, half of which is due to my job (unruly children) and half of which is due to my spouse. I've considered quitting but seeing as my husband is a teacher too we need both incomes. I'm also seriously considering options as a stay... More
Answered By: Dee - 2/5/2008
Additional Answers (7)
Yes, some of which what you are experiencing maybe related to hormones. However, if you really hate your job, I suggest that you speak with your OB about possibly getting medical leave. You don't need premature labor causing you problems because your stressed and you definitely don't need jerks making your life worse... More
Answered By: rgs3girls - 2/5/2008
Yes this can very badly. I would suggest that you talk calmly to who ever is getting on your nerves and let them kno how u feel.
Answered By: keke - 2/5/2008
No, it will not hurt your baby but you not taking good care of yourself b/c of depression and stress could. You want to make sure you are still eating, getting enough rest, etc.
Answered By: MadLibs - 2/5/2008
Yes, stress is very harmful to the fetus. Depression I would say not, because I am clinically depressed and I take Paxil 20mg. When I was pregnant they reduced my mg's to 10 so it would not be as harmful if any at all. As far as your job is concerned I am really not sure how you want to handle getting your life as... More
Answered By: Kelly M - 2/5/2008
stress is never good for you , as long as it is not causing physical stress such as not eating enough or not taking care of yourself the baby should be fine, but being stressed 24-7 and in large amounts might cause some concerns talk to your doctor or midwife about this. stress has been known to cause miscarriages in... More
Answered By: Holli B - 2/5/2008
Answered By: answer!:P - 2/5/2008
yes it can...i know from personal experience. i would talk to your ob about it. they might give you a prescription like they did for me.
Answered By: Kim M - 2/5/2008
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