Stress, infection and preterm birth: a biobehavioural perspective.

@article{Wadhwa2001StressIA,
  title={Stress, infection and preterm birth: a biobehavioural perspective.},
  author={Pathik D. Wadhwa and Jennifer Flatow Culhane and Virginia Rauh and Shirish S. Barve and Victoria L Hogan and Curt A. Sandman and Calvin J. Hobel and Alexandra Chicz-Demet and C Dunkel-schetter and Thomas J. Garite and Liam Glynn},
  journal={Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={15 Suppl 2},
  pages={
          17-29
        }
}
Preterm birth is currently the most important problem in maternal-child health in the United States. Epidemiological studies have suggested that two factors, maternal stress and maternal urogenital tract infection, are significantly and independently associated with an increased risk of spontaneous preterm birth. These factors are also more prevalent in the population of sociodemographically disadvantaged women who are at increased risk for preterm birth. Studies of the physiology of… CONTINUE READING
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