Prenatal stress and its effects on the fetus and the child: possible underlying biological mechanisms.

@article{Glover2015PrenatalSA,
  title={Prenatal stress and its effects on the fetus and the child: possible underlying biological mechanisms.},
  author={Vivette A S Glover},
  journal={Advances in neurobiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={10},
  pages={
          269-83
        }
}
Many prospective studies have shown that if a mother is depressed, anxious or stressed while pregnant, this increases the risk for her child having a wide range of adverse outcomes including emotional problems, symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or impaired cognitive development. Although genetics and postnatal care clearly affect these outcomes, evidence for a prenatal causal component also is substantial. Prenatal anxiety/depression may contribute 10-15 % of the… CONTINUE READING
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