Late gestational maternal serum cortisol is inversely associated with fetal brain growth

@article{Li2012LateGM,
  title={Late gestational maternal serum cortisol is inversely associated with fetal brain growth},
  author={Jian Bing Li and Zi-neng Wang and You-Peng Chen and Yun-Peng Dong and Berthold Hocher},
  journal={Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={2012},
  volume={36},
  pages={1085-1092}
}
To analyze the association between fetal brain growth and late gestational blood serum cortisol in normal pregnancy.Blood total cortisol was quantified at delivery in 432 Chinese mother/child pairs. Key inclusion criteria of the cohort were: no structural anomalies of the newborn, singleton pregnancy, no alcohol abuse, no drug abuse or history of smoking no hypertensive disorders and no impairment of glucose tolerance and no use of steroid medication during pregnancy. Differential ultrasound… CONTINUE READING

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