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A 43-year-old member asked:

Can you please tell me effects to the baby of so much stress, depression and anxiety during pregnancy?

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Dr. Marvin Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
49 years experience
Can cause problems.: When the mother is calmand happy during pregnancy the baby is also likely to be more calm and happy. When the mother becomes anxious her biochemistry changes and the baby also experiences those changes since it shares blood circulation with the mother. After delivery it is even more important for the mother to be calm and happy in order to deliver good care to the infant.
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