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How Pregnant Women Anxiety Affects The Baby
5 mos. pregnant, twins. Haven't slept more than few hrs/night in weeks, partly anxiety, adrenaline rushes at night. Don't want to hurt babies. Help!
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
I don't know what to do I am a 21 year old female that is pregnant with my second child. Im 29 weeks and I do have anxiety problems. Right now i can't sleep, im havig trouble sleeping, my heart feels so werid, like if its leaking? And my body wont stop sh
I : I am so sorry that you are feeling so poorly. I am going to recommend that you be seen immediately because the best thing is to have a complete workup. Call your physician immediately and explain your symptoms. You should have a medical evaluation first including an ekg, and blood tests. Find out if you have ever had your thyroid functions tested as those are important and can make you feel like you have anxiety. If your doctor can't see you then go to the er and explain your symptoms so that you can be completely evaluated. This is especially important at the stage you are with your pregnancy. Please see a doctor immediately. ...Read more
I did cocaine a month ago for the first time, now it turns out my wife is pregnant. I'm nervous and filled with anxiety. Will my baby be ok?
I have an anxiety disorder and pregnant 8 months..i am startled and get scared easily and when i am by baby moves almost instantly..why is that?
Two are one: The two of you are one entity at this moment and share "everything" physically, and emotionally. Your pregnancy is almost over, and it would be a great idea to continue to get help for your anxiety disorder with a professional therapist so as not to transmit these concerns to your new developing child. ...Read more
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Talk to OB: A lot of people take low doses of this type of drug for this reason and it shouldn't be a problem if taken occasionally, but as much as possible, it should be avoided. It is always best to ask your OB these questions though. ...Read more
I was told that being pregnant with anxiety disorder may increase the risk og having baby with mental health problems. mental problems such as what?
I'm 9 1/2 weeks pregnant. I had a short (few mins) anxiety attack this morning due to claustrophobia. Will the baby be ok?
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Does being pregnant and have an anxiety disorder increase the risk of having a baby with autism or any other mental health problem?
No and Yes: Having anxiety disorder is not a risk factor for your baby developing autism. Anxiety is a common problem in populations. Having anxiety does increase the chances that the child may have a mental health problem. Anxiety runs in families. Definitely keep on top of your counseling, therapy and treatments during pregnancy and as a young parent. Untreated anxiety has bad effects on kids! ...Read more
I have anxiety disorder and pregnant and entire pregnancy i have been stressed anxious and nervous..can this affect my baby in any way?
Perinatal anxiety: I don't know of any research that supports that anxiety impacts the baby in the womb. There is no doubt it impacts mom and your focus needs to be redirected towards yourself. Perinatal anxiety and depression is common. Consider seeking professional help and support from loved ones. Postpartum international is good online resource. Prenatal yoga is another helpful tool. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Having a local aneathesthic for dental work I'm 6 months pregnant but suffer anxiety is there something I can take to calm me that won't effect baby?
I've been having high anxiety in my entire pregnancy everyday so far. I'm 18 weeks. I'm so worried that this will affect my baby in anyway? I eat well
It may. Significant : chronic prenatal anxiety exposes a fetus to excess glucocorticoids, which may cause enduring neuroendocrine changes.The effects on stress-related behavior, emotions, and cognitive abilities in offspring from infancy through adulthood are well-documented, as are the increased risks of premature labor, low birthweight & low Apgar scores. Ask your OB to refer you to a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist. ...Read more
It's uncertain.: It is however best if you're on medication as the ssri's which will not affect your fetus. It is believed that the mother;s anxiety is passed on to the baby. This is not evidence proven but there have been many report about it and i know you wnt to have a wonderful child free of anxiety. All the best. I can remember when i was pregnant with my twins and i ate better than i ever did in my life and. ...Read more
Does having anxiety disorder while pregnant increase the risk of having baby with infantile spasms?
No increased risk: There is no relationship between infantile spasms and maternal anxiety during pregnancy. There can be affects on a developing fetus with certain medications taken by mother during the pregnancy, some of which are used for psychiatric disorders. Make sure your treating physician is aware that you are expecting a baby. Best wishes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to get pregnant with anxiety disorder?Will it affect the baby everytime illhave panic attack and obssesive thoughts?
Safe: Anxiety diosrders are among the most common emotional problems people deal with, so if these disorders were incompatible with safe pregnancy we might see a population decline. That said, excessive anxiety may interfere with preparation for parenthood and should be treated with psychotherapy. Some medications can also be safely used while pregnant, but best to avoid that route if possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm about 6 weeks pregnant everything's normal but I have high stress levels and anxiety will it effect my baby? If so what should I do?
Consider meditation: You could consider taking a meditation or mindfulness based stress reduction course. Learning these skills will help you deal with anxiety in a non-pharmacologic way. You can also continue these practices far beyond your pregnancy, and it will help your whole life. Find a course: w3.Umassmed.Edu/mbsr/public/searchmember.Aspx or an online option: www.Mindfullivingprograms.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been prescribed 25mg of Zoloft (sertraline) for anxiety two months ago. I recently found out I was pregnant and am worried about the baby ? Is it safe?
Probably: Please discuss whether to continue Zoloft (sertraline) with your OB. I've found most of my patients who are taking Zoloft (sertraline) when finding they are pregnant are ok to continue by their OB. But every situation is different and must be assessed by your OB. Congratulations on your pregnancy and best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
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