Forest Hills, NY
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?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
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.
5.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 17, 2013
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.