Anxious Pregnant Mothers More Likely To Have Smaller Babies

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... anxiety in pregnant women impacts their babies' size and gestational age ...

... the mother's anxiety during pregnancy impacts birth outcomes over and beyond factors such as drug use, education, and race.

Anxiety during the third trimester predicted women delivering significantly smaller babies ...

Low to moderate levels of anxiety in women during either the first or second trimester did not significantly affect the birth outcomes, but women who are severely anxious during much of their pregnancy should be considered for anxiety-reducing interventions ...

Melissa Maimann, Essential Birth Consulting 0400 418 448