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14 Jul 2008

Lion park murder-effects on the baby....
I am asking a question on behalf of my sister whos boyfriend got murdered last weekend at the lion park. she is 18 weeks pregnant and obviously devasted - she is hardly eating and sleeping. She doesnt want to go to the doc for a check up as she says she is fine....I just would like to know what the effects, if any, there could be for the baby in such a stressful situation ....can stress harm the unborn baby?!?! Is there anything we can do to prevent harm etc

Your comments will be appreciated
Regards
Arlene
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

Unfortunately, stress is quite hard to measure, so it isn't really known what effects this may have on a pregnancy.
Best wishes
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