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Maternal Stress During Pregnancy Predicts Cognitive Ability and Fearfulness in Infancy

Monday, 17 November 2008 19:11

These findings strengthen previous research that suggests that fetal programming can be important for neurodevelopmental and psychiatric outcomes. They imply that the mechanisms by which mental development and fearfulness are affected are different and that prenatal stress due to relationship strain may warrant particular attention.

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