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20 Apr 2006

Stress,anxiety & depression in pregnancy.
Hi Doc,
Can you tell me what effect stress, anxiety and depression have on my unborn baby.Do you have any tips for me to reduce these issues?
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01 Jan 0001

As these are difficult to quantify, it is difficult to measure what effect these have, As far as we know, the fetus is not affected. The best thing would be to get rid of the cause of the stress. If you are really depressed, you should see a doctor for treatment. Meditation and yoga are good for stress.

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