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...
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
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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