Maternal stress during pregnancy is associated with shorter telomeres in newborns, according to researchers at the Universities of California at Irvine and San Francisco, and the University of Pittsburgh.
The question of the contribution of maternal stress to preterm birth is a challenging issue. Concepts in evolutionary biology and developmental plasticity support a rationale for considering a role for maternal stress in preterm birth. Evidence from population-based epidemiological and clinical studies suggests that after accounting for the effects of other established socio-demographic, obstetric and behavioral risk factors, women reporting higher levels of psychological stress during pregnancy are at significantly increased risk of preterm birth.
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