A new study in Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology that reveals that a pregnant woman's anxiety level may affect baby size...
A new study in Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology that reveals that a pregnant woman's anxiety level may affect baby size and gestational age. According to the study, women with more severe and chronic anxiety during pregnancy are more likely to deliver significantly smaller babies than women without severe anxiety. Low to moderate levels of anxiety had no affect on birth outcomes though, which is good because it's rare that I meet a zero-anxiety mama-to-be. Pregnancy can be stressful! The study points out that women who are feeling severely anxious during their pregnancy should be considered for anxiety-reducing interventions. If you are feeling anxiety, talk to your health care provider and try some stress-relieving activities such as focusing on the positives, taking a child birth prep class to ease your worries, lining up a great support team, removing troublesome issues from your life (when possible), just take some time to chill. If you're frustrated with feeling anxious, this might be a good time to remember that some studies say a little anxiety is a good thing!

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