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Can screaming during pregnancy cause birth defects or deafness in the unborn child ?

Hello, I am 17 weeks pregnant and I was wondering if the mother screams and yells while pregnant, if it can cause the unborn baby to have birth defects or to become deaf?
Thu, 2 Feb 2012
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No,birth defects are not caused by this,but your 17-20th week is a developmental phase for the fetus and its advisable to take proper rest and avoid stress at this time.
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