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Child's swing associated with mother's stress

Child's swing associated with mother's stress



The way you hold your child in your arms can say a lot about you, especially about your mental state, say British researchers.
Their study has shown that mothers who swing their baby in the right hand can be a sign of stress and are an important stress factor.
Why this is happening is still a mystery, says Nadja Reissland, a psychologist at Durham University, who led the research.
This study used a batch of 78 mothers. They found that mothers who hold their child on the left hand, in a proportion of 78%, do not show signs of stress, compared to those who hold their child on the right hand.
Of course, the study also took into account whether the mothers are right or left-handed, but there was no connection between this fact and the child's swinging position.
However, the research is not completed and we cannot admit that any mother who swings her baby on the right hand is stressed.
Stress is an indicator of depression, and it plays a very important role because it is a first sign of its occurrence.
Laura Moise
Editor
August 30, 2007