Women's mental health during pregnancy influences fetal and infant developmental and health outcomes.

@article{Federenko2004WomensMH,
  title={Women's mental health during pregnancy influences fetal and infant developmental and health outcomes.},
  author={Ilona S Federenko and Pathik D. Wadhwa},
  journal={CNS spectrums},
  year={2004},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={198-206}
}
Women's mental health during pregnancy has important implications not only for the well-being of the mother, but also for the development, health, and well-being of her unborn child. A growing body of empirical evidence from population-based studies suggests that two indicators of women's mental health during pregnancy--psychosocial stress and social support--may exert a significant influence on fetal development and infant birth outcomes, such as birth weight and length of gestation, even… CONTINUE READING

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