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A 31-year-old female asked:

Is it true being stressed/anxious in pregnancy can cause developmental delays in our baby? i have severe anxiety and cant help but feel this way...

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not directly: If anything your stress can accelerate the maturity of the kids lungs so they are less likely to have breathing problems at delivery. You need to find a life coach therapist. Life can throw many issues at us we are not trained to deal with alone. You wouldn't try to fix a burst appendix & shouldn't try to do this alone. A life coach/therapist can teach skills to deal with the stress.

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Last updated Mar 26, 2019

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