Pre­na­tal stress af­fects ba­bies’ brains

The Scotsman - - FEATURES - By NILIMA MAR­SHALL

Stress dur­ing preg­nancy could af­fect brain de­vel­op­ment of pre­ma­ture ba­bies, ac­cord­ing to new re­search.

Sci­en­tists from King’s Col­lege Lon­don have found a link be­tween pre­na­tal stress in mothers and im­paired de­vel­op­ment in the part of the brain as­so­ci­ated with men­tal health dis­or­ders in preterm ba­bies.

The team say their find­ings, pub­lished in the jour­nal Bi­o­log­i­cal Psy­chi­a­try, high­light the need to pro­vide sup­port for ex­pec­tant mother to pre­vent im­paired brain de­vel­op­ment.

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