Timing of pregnancy stress is tied to premature births

05/9/2010 | National Post (Canada)

Women who were exposed to stressful life events during the first and second trimesters of their pregnancy have a twofold increased risk of having premature births, a study found. Women had a nearly threefold increased risk of delivering low birth weight babies if stress occurred during the first trimester, rather than the second or third trimester, Chinese researchers said.

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