Maternal stressful life events prior to conception and the impact on infant birth weight in the United States.

@article{Witt2014MaternalSL,
  title={Maternal stressful life events prior to conception and the impact on infant birth weight in the United States.},
  author={Whitney Perkins Witt and Erika R. Cheng and Lauren E. Wisk and Kristin Litzelman and Debanjana Chatterjee and Kara C. Mandell and Fathima Munsifa Wakeel},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2014},
  volume={104 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          S81-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVES We sought to determine if and to what extent a woman's exposure to stressful life events prior to conception (PSLEs) were associated with subsequent infant birth weight by using a nationally representative sample of US women. METHODS We examined 9350 mothers and infants participating in the first wave of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort in 2001. Weighted regressions estimated the effect of exposure on very low and low birth weight, adjusting for maternal… CONTINUE READING
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