Study links childhood hardships to pregnancy problems in adulthood

06/9/2010 | HealthDay News

Researchers found that women who experienced hardships during adolescence are more likely to have pregnancies that result in preterm births or babies with low birth weight during adulthood. Further studies are needed "to specify pathways between childhood adversities and reproductive health outcomes and to evaluate protective factors that could help to alleviate long-term influences of early adversity," the researchers said.

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