Mental Health Starts in the Womb

You take your folic acid up to a year before conception… You take your great-aunt’s advice to eat carrots while pregnant so the baby will have good eyesight… But have you thought about your unborn baby’s mental health?

Relax! I don’t mean to pile on more things to worry about. Please read Marcy Axness’ great article on Natural Baby Pros: “Mental Health Begins in the Womb” for the full story. But I’ll give you the takeaway: take care of the mom! Helping a pregnant mom to feel good and manage stress during the pregnancy makes all the difference to her unborn child.

(Photo from the original article.)

By |2014-02-08T16:59:28+00:00February 7th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Maternal Mental Health|Tags: , , |2 Comments

About the Author:

Abigail Burd, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist practicing in San Diego. (CA lic #LCS26867.) Specialties include maternal mental health, parenting, addiction, depression/anxiety and personal growth. Abby is experienced providing counseling to others in the helping fields, college students, and graduate students.


  1. Joann Woolley February 8, 2014 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    I wish I knew then what I know now – I’m so glad that information like this is becoming more easily accessible to moms-to-be. Sharing!

    • abigail February 8, 2014 at 9:52 pm - Reply

      Thank you for sharing! I truly believe the best of the internet is it’s ability to bring people together sharing precise and specific information.

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