Prenatal Stress Alters Gut Bacteria to Cause Lifelong Problems in Offspring

Prenatal Stress - American Health Council

According to an analysis conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prenatal stress is associated with preterm birth, low birth weight, as well as prenatal and postpartum depression and anxiety in the mother.

An overview of existing research further supports the “fetal origins hypothesis,” according to which prenatal environmental factors can have lifelong effects on the brain development and behavior of offspring.

Pregnant women’s exposure to a variety of stressors, ranging from common to traumatic, have been linked to significant modification in the children’s neurodevelopment.

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