Stress During Pregnancy Harms Babies

The scientific community has long known that experiencing stress during pregnancy has negative effects for a mother’s child. Most past research focused on preterm births, believing the effects of stress during pregnancy didn’t extend passed very early months of a child’s life. New evidence is challenging this belief,  claiming stress might have a much more profound impact on a child’s life. A hearing at the British Association for Psychopharmacology reported asthma and infections as possible long-term effects.

Stress during pregnancy can harm child’s health for years

The post was written by Clinical Psychologist Dr. Marie Cheour. Dr. Cheour has worked as a Professor of both Pediatrics and Psychology at the University of Miami where she received a 2002 Research Award, as a Professor of Neuropsychology at the University of Turko in Finland, and as the Head of the Developmental Brain Research Laboratory, Cognitive Brain Research Unit (CBRU), at the University of Helsinki.