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Can a woman's stress and anxiety cause a miscarriage of a otherwise normal baby?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
Not likely, but...: Pregnancy can be stressful to some women, but more commonly has a calming affect on women, anxiety reducing, relaxation increasing. Also, will not likely change the development/normality of the in-utero fetus. Premature labor or adverse symptoms experienced--and certainly alcohol, many drugs--by the mother can affect the baby. Discuss with ob, join a pregnant women's group, relaxation exercises.
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