Immune system function, stress, exercise and nutrition profile can affect pregnancy outcome: Lessons from a Mediterranean cohort

@inproceedings{Mparmpakas2013ImmuneSF,
  title={Immune system function, stress, exercise and nutrition profile can affect pregnancy outcome: Lessons from a Mediterranean cohort},
  author={Dionisis G. Mparmpakas and Anastasia G. Goumenou and Elena Zachariades and George Pados and Yori Y Gidron and Emmanouil Karteris},
  booktitle={Experimental and therapeutic medicine},
  year={2013}
}
Pregnancy is associated with major physiological and future psychosocial changes, and maternal adaptation to these changes is crucial for normal foetal development. Psychological stress in pregnancy predicts an earlier birth and lower birth weight. Pregnancy-specific stress contributes directly to preterm delivery. The importance of nutrition and exercise during pregnancy with regard to pregnancy outcome has long been acknowledged. This importance has only been further emphasized by the recent… CONTINUE READING
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