Pregnancy Over 40, Watch Your Stress LevelI've written much about how stress can interfere with your ability to conceive and how stress can lead to miscarriage.
My site: www.getpregnantover40.com
Well, I also found an interesting article about how stress can be linked to pregnancy complications, specifically, "Pre-eclampsia":
Work Stress Linked to Pre-eclampsia
The article mentions that women who work during pregnancy especially in jobs that produce higher blood pressures might be at a higher risk of developing pre-eclampsia. I worked very little while I was pregnant. I taught a couple of classes at my local community college but the rest of my time I completely relaxed at home. I was always amazed at women who worked full time. How on earth did they do that? I must admit, I was pretty tired even after working just a couple of hours a day. I think many women don't listen to their bodies. Being pregnant just by itself can be very demanding on your body's resources.
Not only can high blood pressure lead to poor pregnancy outcomes, but it has also been shown to negatively affect fertility. If you're trying to conceive, evaluate your work schedule. The stress you're under may be preventing the very thing you want so much. When I worked in the corporate world, I would frequently have high blood pressure readings. Thank heavens I had the sense to leave the 'corporate pressure cooker'. Otherwise, I might still be running the 'rat race' and I may have never had my daughter.