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Depression and anxiety in pregnancy can lead to small babies

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BANGLADESH (KWWL) -- A new study finds women with depression and anxiety during pregnancy are more likely to deliver low birth weight babies.

The study focused on women in rural Bangladesh. Researchers found almost one in every five women had clinical depression, while one in four had anxiety during pregnancy.

These women were much more likely to give birth to very small babies, who were consequently at risk for various physical difficulties.

Online Anchor: Sunny Layne

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