Skip Nav
Little Kids
5 Things Your Child Should Know Before Age 5
The 20 Most Stunning Birth Photos You've Ever Seen
Real Kid Rooms
These 26 Crazy Kids' Rooms Will Make You Want to Redecorate Immediately

Mother's Mental State Influences Unborn Offspring

Mother's Mental State Influences Unborn Offspring

Most expectant women feel a distinct connection to the baby growing inside them so the results of a new study that followed 1.4 million Danish children for decades, doesn't come as a huge surprise.

It showed that there may be a direct link between a mother's psychological state and her baby's mental health. To see the specifics,


A WebMD article said:

But researchers say the study adds to the evidence that severe stress early in pregnancy -- in this case the death of a parent, sibling, spouse, or child -- may negatively impact fetal brain development.

"We did not see this association in the months before pregnancy, or after the first trimester," says study co-author Kathryn M. Abel, PhD, of the University of Manchester.


Should You Quit Your Job When You're Pregnant?
Celebrities Who Have Given Birth After Turning 40
Man Not Giving Up His Seat For a Pregnant Woman
Fitness Gadgets 2017
Female Versions of Male Names
Mom's Letter Board Pregnancy Progress Photos
Things to Pack For a Hospital Birth
Affordable Babymoon Destinations
Can You Take Probiotics While Pregnant?
Stillborn Baby Photos
From Our Partners
Latest Moms
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds