The connection between thoughts and our physical forms is a distinct one. When you have negative thoughts, you tend to physically feel worse. When you’re happy, you tend to feel better. It turns out for women, you may not be the only ones who feel it.
New research is indicating that, not long after conception, your state of mind begins to impact your embryo physiologically. While the fetus is developing, its subconscious actually stores information from its environment. Guys, you’re not totally off the hook here.
By the sixth month, a fetus can hear the mother’s voice and understand if mom is happy, angry, or sad. When parents yell at each other, the baby feels that emotion. Could you imagine months of frightening turmoil for a baby that is not yet developed enough to understand? This can have profound impacts on development.
“It is biologically impossible for a gene to operate independently of its environment: genes are designed to be regulated by signals from their immediate surround,” says Daniel Goleman, in Social Intelligence. “Some of which, in turn, are profoundly influenced by our social interactions.”
The link between negative thoughts and a negative response is as clear as day. By keeping it positive during pregnancy, you release those feel good hormones like oxytocin and have a positive effect on your baby.