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In problem focused coping, your reactions to those stressors can be dealt with when you are dealing with something that you can control and you want to manage or fix the entire situation. I used a mixture of both. (Coon, Mitterer, 2009, p.434). One interesting thing is that, “pre-term births and low birth weight are among the most recognized effects of maternal stress during pregnancy, established over nearly two decades of animal and human research. Recent studies by Dr. Pathik Wadhwa (assistant professor of behavioral science, obstetrics and gynecology at University of Kentucky College of Medicine), and colleagues suggest that women who experience high levels of psychological stress are significantly more likely to deliver pre-term. Typically, one in 10 women delivers pre-term (before 37 weeks).” Also according to Dr. George Lundberg, “Four authors in Denmark studied whether "psychological stress" during pregnancy may have an outcome on the pregnancy and reported the results in the BJOG in 2008. They used the 12-item General Health Questionnaire to measure low, intermediate, and high psychological stress between 1989 and 1998 in 19,282 singleton pregnancies. There were 66 stillbirths defined as delivery of a dead fetus after 28 weeks of gestation. Women with a high level of stress had an 80% increased risk of stillbirth over those with an intermediate level of stress, after adjusting for maternal age, parity, BMI, smoking, alcohol and caffeine use, education, and cohabitation.” As you can see managing stress is vital.
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Running head: MANAGING STRESS Often times, stress can lead to frustration, which is another serious side effect. You will need and want to manage that if it occurs too. Frustration comes from different sources such as personal and external. Briefly, personal frustration can come from something that halts your progress towards a goal whereas external frustration may come from things that are out of your goal. (Like wanting to be a runway model but you are unfortunately 4 feet tall). Side effects of frustration can range from aggression, persistence, scapegoating, etc. Often times with frustration others around you suffer from what you are dealing with. Luckily there is a way to manage this type of stressor as well. You can first identify what caused you to become frustrated, identify if it can be changed, work towards changing it in a calm matter (if it is something that you can change), and determine if the steps to change it even worth it. If it is, seek help if need be to do this. (Coon, Mitterer, 2009, p.436).
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  • Stress, psychological stress

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