Maternal stress/distress, hormonal pathways and spontaneous preterm birth.

@article{Kramer2013MaternalSH,
  title={Maternal stress/distress, hormonal pathways and spontaneous preterm birth.},
  author={Michael S Kramer and John Lydon and L. R. Goulet and Susan R. Kahn and Mourad Dahhou and Robert W. Platt and Shakti Sharma and Michael J. Meaney and Louise S{\'e}guin},
  journal={Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={237-46}
}
BACKGROUND Although second-trimester blood corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH) levels are robustly associated with preterm birth, the findings with respect to cortisol have been inconsistent, as have been those relating stress hormones to measured stressors and maternal distress. METHODS We measured plasma CRH, adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH), cortisol, cortisol-binding globulin, oestradiol and progesterone at 24-26 weeks in a nested case-control study of 206 women who experienced… CONTINUE READING
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