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Can panic attacks and anxiety attacks hurt my baby? Im 32 weeks pregnant? Already seeking help from a psychologist but worried of babys health?

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Dr. Richard Roberts
Clinical Genetics

In brief: No.

As a clinical geneticist, I have expertise in causes of birth defects and delayed development.
To my knowledge, no one has ever identified anxiety or panic attacks as causing harm to the developing fetus. Some medications, such as some anticonvulsants, can harm the baby, as can some antianxiety medications.

In brief: No.

As a clinical geneticist, I have expertise in causes of birth defects and delayed development.
To my knowledge, no one has ever identified anxiety or panic attacks as causing harm to the developing fetus. Some medications, such as some anticonvulsants, can harm the baby, as can some antianxiety medications.
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