3/15/2011

Data on more than 1.6 million Danish children, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, found that children whose mothers suffered chronic stress during pregnancy had a 71% higher risk of hospitalizations for a severe infectious disease, while those born to mothers who underwent a stressful life event 11 months before conception had a 42% increased risk of such hospitalizations, compared with children whose mothers did not experience major stress.

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