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Home Wellness Research Emotional Stress Stress Level and BP Affect Birth Weight

Stress Level and BP Affect Birth Weight

Monday, 17 November 2008 19:09

The findings suggest stress and high blood pressure may affect fetal growth in a number of ways — by constricting blood flow to the uterus, for example, or through effects on hormone levels or immune system function. Thus, pregnant women with both high blood pressure and chronic stress should be monitored more closely.

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