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A 18-year-old female asked:

Is there any lifestyle choices i can do to make my fetus not turn out to be a fussy/irritable infant? he's very active at 27 weeks. anything i can do to calm and ease him?

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Dr. Adrienne Lara
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
No: The only cause and effect evidenced by medical study that causes a fussy/irritable baby is the effect of drugs like cocaine, heroin and caffeine. Even a stressed out mom does not cause a stressed out baby since the physiological effects of maternal stress are transient. The good news; active infants at 27 weeks gestation do not predict actual infant behaviou after birth. Good luck! stay happy.

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