Parents' depression and loneliness during pregnancy and respiratory infections in the offspring: A prospective birth cohort study

@inproceedings{SchuezHavupalo2018ParentsDA,
  title={Parents' depression and loneliness during pregnancy and respiratory infections in the offspring: A prospective birth cohort study},
  author={Linnea Schuez-Havupalo and Elina Lahti and Niina Junttila and Laura Toivonen and Minna Aromaa and P{\"a}ivi Rautava and Ville Peltola and Hannele R{\"a}ih{\"a}},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2018}
}
BACKGROUND An association between maternal prenatal stress and increased rates of respiratory tract infections in the offspring has been described earlier. Data regarding the father's role is lacking. In this study our aim was to evaluate, whether mothers' and fathers' depressive symptoms and loneliness during pregnancy predict higher rates of respiratory tract infections in the offspring. METHODS In this longitudinal cohort study we gathered information on parental psychological risk during… CONTINUE READING
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