San Jose, CA
A 24-year-old female asked:
Can a panic attack harm pregnancy in first trimester?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: The fetus is somewhat protected from any emotional issues. They feed & grow with a placenta designed to extract all they need to survive. Maternal stress can accelerate maturity of some systems but not in a negative way. If your issues cause you to self harm, do drugs or take worrisome meds it may affect the fetus.
102 viewsReviewed Feb 16, 2020
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Not really: It is important however to arrange things as much as possible to maintain a LOW STRESS pregnancy . Chronic stress can cause hormonal stress on the fetus. So getting the help and support you need in every way is important !! Best Wishes
101 viewsAnswered Feb 16, 2020
Last updated Feb 16, 2020
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