Maternal Pre-pregnancy Body Mass Index and Offspring Temperament and Behavior at 1 and 2 Years of Age

@article{Lieshout2013MaternalPB,
  title={Maternal Pre-pregnancy Body Mass Index and Offspring Temperament and Behavior at 1 and 2 Years of Age},
  author={R. V. Van Lieshout and L. Schmidt and M. Robinson and A. Niccols and M. Boyle},
  journal={Child Psychiatry & Human Development},
  year={2013},
  volume={44},
  pages={382-390}
}
  • R. V. Van Lieshout, L. Schmidt, +2 authors M. Boyle
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Child Psychiatry & Human Development
  • Recent research suggests that fetal exposure to increased maternal body mass index (BMI) during pregnancy may be associated with psychopathology later in life. When this link first emerges, and if it is due to intrauterine exposures or confounding variables is not known. We therefore assessed associations between maternal pre-pregnancy BMI and: (1) temperament at 1 year of age, and (2) Child Behavior Checklist internalizing and externalizing scales at age 2 in the 2900 mothers and infants… CONTINUE READING

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