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Crying During Pregnancy Bad For Baby
Can a really bad crying episode during pregnancy cause enough oxygen deprivation that the baby gets Cerebral palsy?
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
No: Highly unlikely unless the mother is severely depressed, not eating or taking medication. ...Read more
Depression: The physical act of crying has no affect on an unborn fetus. The fact that you are crying so much though may indicate your suffering from depression. Untreated depression should be addressed by your doctor as it can affect her pregnancy and your ability to function as a mother after delivery. ...Read more
Can crying and getting mad a lot affect the baby during pregnancy? I am 6 months pregnant and I was wondering about this
BUT you should be working on RESOLVING this issue BEFORE the Baby is born!
A word to the wise and I hope it helps!
Good Luck and BE WELL]
Dr Z ...Read more
Can crying hurt the baby during pregnancy? Can the baby feel when I'm upset? Does crying have any effect on the baby at all?
Happy Mom, Happy Baby: Your questions have not been deeply studied. ...Read more
Does crying hurt the baby during pregnancy? Can the baby feel when I'm upset? Does crying effect the baby growth or effect the baby an Any way?
Suffer really badly with depression/anxiety in pregnancy, I'm crying really hard a couple of times weekly. Is this crying bad for the baby?
Eat well stay hydrated & I take my prenatal vitamins but I'm really emotional during my pregnancy I cry a lot I cry everyday is crying hurting baby?
I've been having vivid dreams. About having a baby. And pregnancy. Then I wake up crying? Could I be preggo?
It's on your mind: Unprotected sex near the time of ovulation is necessary. If you had it, it may be in your mind as a fear, concern or hope. The dream, no matter how intense or realistic is not evidence - but if you miss your period - do a test or have one done w/ an exam. Those are the results to believe. If you don't want a baby now, always use protection - for avoiding STDs it is the smart way to have sex. Best! ...Read more
Can me crying while pregnant harm the baby? Does crying effect the growth of the baby? I'm 36weeks and I been very emotional my whole pregnancy!
Crying or blues?: Crying itself will not harm the baby. If however, you notice that you are sad most of the time, feel hopeless, without energy and are having difficulty getting your daily activities done, please discuss with your family doctor or obstetrician. Perinatal depression can be serious and can indirectly affect the baby. ...Read more
I have been depressed/stressed through my pregnancy with lots of crying. Is this going to hurt/affect my baby?
No direct: Relationship exists.Get a more detailed answer ›
What to do if I want a small baby so I don't get too fat during pregnancy. How can I choose my babies size?
Pregnancy: You can't choose your babies size. The size of your baby has nothing to do with getting fat during pregnancy. The amount of weigh you gain is up to you, as long as baby is growing properly. The uterus returns to normal size, when the baby is out. What you should be asking is, what is the best way to eat to get a healthy baby!!!! Get your priorities straight. ...Read more
Is it okay to stretch and reach high during pregnancy? I heard it can make the babies umbilical cord wrap around it's neck.
Myth: Most cord wraps occur due to baby's spontaneous movement. Around 12 wks, there is more room/fluid compared to baby size and they can flip and spin a lot. I have seen as many as 5 neck wraps in a normal newborn. Although this can complicate delivery and lead to a c-section, there is nothing you do that will cause or prevent it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to use a portable oil heater or electric heater to heat a room during pregnancy and after delivery in a babies/children's room?
Portable heater: Portable heaters can be prone to toppling over. Also may overheat. May be a fire hazard. Do not leave the heater on while asleep. ...Read more
Is atopic ezema and asthma in infant cause by diet eg. Seafood, peanut, cold drinks etc during pregnancy?
Maybe: A series of studies showed organic milk had healthier fats than conventional milk (more omega 3s, for instance), that the breast milk of women who drank organic had even healthier fat profile than those who drank conventional, & and that the babies born to women who drank organic during pregnancy & nursing had far less eczema. Genetics sets susceptibility, but there are also environmental triggers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer