Maternal psychological distress and fetal growth trajectories: the Generation R Study.

  title={Maternal psychological distress and fetal growth trajectories: the Generation R Study.},
  author={Jens Henrichs and Jacqueline J Schenk and Sabine J. Roza and Mijke P van den Berg and Henk G. Schmidt and Eric A. P. Steegers and Albert Hofman and Vincent W V Jaddoe and Frank C. Verhulst and Henning Tiemeier},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  volume={40 4},
BACKGROUND Previous research suggests, though not consistently, that maternal psychological distress during pregnancy leads to adverse birth outcomes. We investigated whether maternal psychological distress affects fetal growth during the period of mid-pregnancy until birth. METHOD Pregnant women (n=6313) reported levels of psychological distress using the Brief Symptom Inventory (anxious and depressive symptoms) and the Family Assessment Device (family stress) at 20.6 weeks pregnancy and had… CONTINUE READING
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