Stress during pregnancy can affect baby’s growth

Researchers from the German Primate Center, University of Göttingen and New Mexico University suggest that stress during pregnancy can affect baby’s growth

The researchers analyzed 719 studies across 21 mammal species and found that prenatal maternal stress (PREMS) affects offspring growth rates in different ways at different stages of pregnancy. More specifically, the study shows that offspring exposed to prenatal stress early in gestation experience accelerated growth, while offspring exposed to prenatal stress late in gestation experienced a slower rate of growth.

Read the research article here.

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