The trouble with this idea is that if you are suffering - then your child inside you is also suffering. Stress hormones during pregnancy are one of the things that is thought to predispose a child to mental health issues - so if you’re suffering, it greatly increases the chance that your child will also be suffering and ultimately develop schizophrenia.
There are also some things - like high EPA omega 3 fish oils and Choline (in the form of Lecithin - at the level of 6 grams of choline (much more Lecithin because choline is just a small part of Lecithin) that when taken during pregnancy, seem to help protect the brain of the baby from stress hormones that would otherwise harm the developing baby’s brain.
Some news and reading about how the stress hormones (cortisol and glucocorticoids) negatively impact a child’s brain development during pregnancy:
“Research suggests that high stress levels experienced by the mother during pregnancy can increase the chances that the child will have schizophrenia later in life. Higher stress levels during pregnancy has also been linked to lower child IQ.”
Stressed Moms, Schizophrenic Kids
Severe emotional stress during the first delicate months of a woman’s pregnancy may permanently impair the neurodevelopment of her unborn child, leading to an increased risk of schizophrenia later in life, new research suggests.
Additional reading on how stress negatively impacts brain development in children during pregnancy: