Maternal life events during pregnancy and offspring language ability in middle childhood: The Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort Study.

@article{Whitehouse2010MaternalLE,
  title={Maternal life events during pregnancy and offspring language ability in middle childhood: The Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort Study.},
  author={A J O Whitehouse and Monique Robinson and Stephen R. Zubrick and Qi Wei Ang and Fiona J. Stanley and Craig Edward Pennell},
  journal={Early human development},
  year={2010},
  volume={86 8},
  pages={487-92}
}
BACKGROUND There is accumulating evidence for a link between maternal stress during pregnancy and later behavioural and emotional problems in children. Little research has examined other developmental outcomes. AIM To determine the effect of maternal stress during pregnancy on offspring language ability in middle childhood. STUDY DESIGN Longitudinal pregnancy cohort-study. SUBJECTS A total of 2900 mothers were recruited prior to the 18th week of pregnancy, delivering 2868 live births. The… CONTINUE READING

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