Does maternal prenatal stress adversely affect the child's learning and memory at age six?

@article{Gutteling2006DoesMP,
  title={Does maternal prenatal stress adversely affect the child's learning and memory at age six?},
  author={Barbara M. Gutteling and Carolina de Weerth and Noortje Zandbelt and Eduard J. H. Mulder and Gerard Hille Adriaan Visser and Jan K. Buitelaar},
  journal={Journal of abnormal child psychology},
  year={2006},
  volume={34 6},
  pages={789-98}
}
Prenatal maternal stress has been shown to affect postnatal development in animals and humans. In animals, the morphology and function of the offspring's hippocampus is negatively affected by prenatal maternal stress. The present study prospectively investigated the influence of prenatal maternal stress on learning and memory of 112 children (50 boys, 62 girls, Age: M=6.7 years, SD=8.4 months), with the Test of Memory and Learning (TOMAL). Maternal stress levels were determined three times… CONTINUE READING