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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,

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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.

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