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Can a pregnant woman's mood affect her fetus' development?
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Metaphysical questio
Your question is metaphysical and i cannot answer to those ramifications.
I will say, though, that maternal sorrow, anxiety, depression, stress do affect the pregnancy adversely and increase the risk for small babies, preterm birth and cesarean section. A healthy, optimistic mood is essential in all aspects of life, including reproduction!

In brief: Metaphysical questio
Your question is metaphysical and i cannot answer to those ramifications.
I will say, though, that maternal sorrow, anxiety, depression, stress do affect the pregnancy adversely and increase the risk for small babies, preterm birth and cesarean section. A healthy, optimistic mood is essential in all aspects of life, including reproduction!
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
In brief: Fetal development
Fetal development is mainly under genetic control.
Providing good nutrition for the developing fetus is also important. Not much evidence that mood has much to do with development, though.

In brief: Fetal development
Fetal development is mainly under genetic control.
Providing good nutrition for the developing fetus is also important. Not much evidence that mood has much to do with development, though.
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
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