Serum and saliva cortisol relations in adolescents during pregnancy and the early postpartum period.

@article{Dorn1993SerumAS,
  title={Serum and saliva cortisol relations in adolescents during pregnancy and the early postpartum period.},
  author={Lorah D. Dorn and Elizabeth J. Susman},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={1993},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={226-33}
}
The purpose of this investigation was to examine: (1) relations between serum and saliva cortisol in adolescents in pregnancy and early postpartum and (2) short-term consistency of serum and saliva cortisol across three samples, 20 minutes apart, as well as the long-term consistency from pregnancy to early postpartum. Pregnant adolescents (n = 40), ages 14 to 19 years, were enrolled in this study. Subjects were seen at 20 weeks gestation or earlier (T1), 34-36 weeks gestation (T2), and 2-3… CONTINUE READING