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Can getting suddenly frightened and feeling upset and crying hurt my baby at 31 weeks pregnancy?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Doubt it!: If fear and anxiety are ongoing and extreme, it may have some effect but it is unlikely that a brief scare will cause you any problem, unless you get so frightened you run in front of a car or something or drive unsafely! Relax, and happy gestating!

Answered 5/27/2015

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