Stress and Preterm Birth: Neuroendocrine, Immune/Inflammatory, and Vascular Mechanisms

@article{Wadhwa2004StressAP,
  title={Stress and Preterm Birth: Neuroendocrine, Immune/Inflammatory, and Vascular Mechanisms},
  author={Pathik D. Wadhwa and Jennifer Flatow Culhane and Virginia A. Rauh and Shirish S. Barve},
  journal={Maternal and Child Health Journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={5},
  pages={119-125}
}
A growing literature suggests that maternal psychological and social stress is a significant and independent risk factor for a range of adverse reproductive outcomes including preterm birth. Several issues remain to be addressed about stress and vulnerability to stress during pregnancy. Of these, perhaps one of the most important questions relates to biologic plausibility. Parturition, the process that results in birth, is a biological phenomenon. Very little empirical research to date, however… Expand
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