Short CommunicationMaternal Prenatal Stress and 4–6 Year Old Children's Salivary Cortisol Concentrations Pre- and Post-vaccination

  title={Short CommunicationMaternal Prenatal Stress and 4–6 Year Old Children's Salivary Cortisol Concentrations Pre- and Post-vaccination},
  author={Barbara M. Gutteling and Carolina de Weerth and Jan K. Buitelaar},
  pages={257 - 260}
In this study influences of maternal prenatal stress on the cortisol reactions of children to a vaccination were determined. Prenatal stress at around 16 weeks of gestation was measured through questionnaires and a cortisol day curve. Cortisol reactions were determined preceding and following the vaccination. A total of 24 children (age between 3.11 and 5.9 years, mean age 4.9 years) and their mothers participated in this study. Multilevel analysis (hierarchical linear modelling) was used to… 

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