Pregnancy Panic - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/16/06

Pregnancy Panic

Most pregnant women find too much to worry about and if you're e one of those, this might be encouraging.  At least you don't have to worry that all that worry could have a negative effect on the baby.

Researchers at the University of Texas say pregnant women can breathe a sigh of relief. That a review of fifty studies finds that anxiety did not impact a baby's delivery date, birth weight, or the apgar score. Which is what rates the general health of a new born.

"Knowing the anxiety related to pregnancy is normal and knowing that it's not going to affect the outcome of pregnancy is an important thing," said Dr. Amy Murtha, of Maternal Fetal Medicine.

Researchers also found the amount of anxiety had no affect on the length of labor or the amount of pain medicine a women needed. So, the take home message is that mothers to be can at least relax that their nervousness about delivery is not going to make it worse.

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