According to a new study conducted by the Karolinska Institute a Swedish medical university, babies who have lower levels of stress hormone cortisol are less likely to suffer from skin and respiratory allergies.
The number of children suffering with allergies is ever increasing particularly in the developed world, in Sweden it was reported by the researchers that approximately 35 percent of children had some kind of allergy.
The present study has reported that infant stress can have a significant impact on the likelihood of a child developing an allergy of some kind.
It has previously been reported in scientific journals events such as maternal separation, lack of sleep and an over stimulation if the environment is stress inducing with loud noises and different sensual stimulation such as different smells and voices.
In addition, maternal stress both during pregnancy and postnatal depression can have a substantial impact on the health and wellbeing of the baby.
There are a number of stress management techniques that can be adopted in order that a baby is as healthy and happy as can be. Pregnancy yoga and mindfulness meditation are good ways for a mother to keep stress levels to a minimum, also it may be advised that the environment for a new born baby be kept calm and consistent such that a newborn baby can become acquainted with their environment in a stress free manor.