- Stress In Mother
The effects of maternal stress is less important than the effects of maternal nutrition but some researches finding support that maternal stress may also affect fetus develop ( Stretcher and Halton, 1982 ) . It seems that means maternal emotions could influence the growing child . The emotions act through the autonomic nervous system that activates endocrine glands , which , in turn , regulate the secretion of hormones such as , adrenalin . since hormones can pass through placenta , they may affect the fetus . in a study , motor deficit in newborn was associated with high anxiety in prospective mother during the last month of pregnancy , but also with high anxiety in prospective mother during the last month of pregnancy , but also with the use of medication during child birth ( Standley , Zsoule and copans , 1979 ) .