Impact of perceived stress, major life events and pregnancy attitudes on low birth weight.

@article{Sable2000ImpactOP,
  title={Impact of perceived stress, major life events and pregnancy attitudes on low birth weight.},
  author={Marjorie R. Sable and Dawn S Wilkinson},
  journal={Family planning perspectives},
  year={2000},
  volume={32 6},
  pages={288-94}
}
CONTEXT While low birth weight is the leading cause of infant mortality and morbidity, the factors influencing low birth weight are not well understood. In particular, the relationship between stressful life events and birth outcomes is unclear. It is important for health care providers to better understand the impact of stress on health outcomes. METHODS Data from a statewide case-control study of 2,378 Missouri mothers are used to examine the relationship of perceived stress, pregnancy… CONTINUE READING