Being stressed and pregnant doesn’t bode well for baby

Being stressed and pregnant doesn’t bode well for baby

“The womb may be more important than the home” for babies’ future health. Photo credit: Blue Planet Studio, Adobe Photo Stock.

A new study has unravelled the differential impacts of physical and psychological stressors during pregnancy on pre-term birth, child gender and neurodevelopmental outcomes.

Studies on prenatal programming – the impact of in utero factors on future health – have shown that “the womb may be more important than the home,” write Kate Walsh from Yashiva University in the Bronx, US, and co-authors.

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Published by Cosmos.

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