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Does stress affect the baby even if it is early in the pregnancy?

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teeny_mommy

Asked by teeny_mommy at 10:32 PM on Mar. 1, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • yes it does...
    ascora

    Answer by ascora at 10:33 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • Yes, it's a horrible thing. Mostly because when you are pregnant it's hard NOT to be stressed at at least one point or another.
    LogansMama09

    Answer by LogansMama09 at 10:41 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • of course!
    r00j04j08

    Answer by r00j04j08 at 10:45 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • yea it does
    fay101

    Answer by fay101 at 10:47 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • The first trimester is actually the MOST important time for development so yes stress in the first trimester can be extremely detramental.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:12 AM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • Please don't be getting stressed about your stress though. I'm sure stress affects a fetus, yes. But, look around the world and back through time. Women have gotten pregnant and carried babies through extremely stressful and even traumatic situations (famine, war, slavery etc). I agree we don't want to do things that increase the risk of anything happening to our babies and you should certainly do what you can to reduce your stress levels, but remember that the human race is very resiliant.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:18 AM on Mar. 2, 2010

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