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A 24-year-old female asked:

i think i might be 3 weeks pregnant. today i was such in downpours and thought i might die. never been so scared. having lower stomach cramps now. could the stress of this harm a pregnancy this early?

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Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Unlikely: There is no direct relationshipo between stress and pregnancy outcome, short of direct trauma. Women who have been victims of gunshots have successfully carried and delivered healthy pregnancies, as long as the pregnancy did not end up being the target.

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Last updated Nov 3, 2012

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