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Early support, stress management strategies, and psychosocial interventions should be offered to all pregnant women and their partners, regardless of Zika exposure status. Relaxation during pregnancy may have positive effects on fetal development and neonatal outcomes. Share the following stress management strategies with your patient:
For additional information, visit trusted sources such as CDC’s Zika website, Mother to Baby, March of Dimes, and text4baby (Text BABY to 511411). Several of these websites also have materials available in Spanish. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has numerous resources including Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks.
Spanish Version: 5 Consejos para Embarazadas Sobre Cómo Manejar el Estrés y las Preocupaciones ante la Amenza del Zika
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