Thanks familycastle, though the link said "article could not be found". I was hoping to read &maybe discuss, &hoping it wouldnt have an alarming tone that i kept finding. I agree with you about a certain amount of stress being too much& when i wrote what i wrote i wasnt trying to make any assumptions for anyone. I was boosting my own confidence that not thinking about stressful things was good for me right now & hoping others could find their own rythums to cope with stress. In other words, why worry MORE about stress effects in the past, like from my first trimester when i cant change it now except to focus on the future? I read how it was one of the worst times for stress for developing certain conditions & then third trimester with its own conditions as outcomes. Then another article emphasized week 18-20 as the very most important so -i just fed up. Sometimes it seems like it might not be that easy to measure too, like science. I am so interested in your study or links.