The Environment and Experiences of Pregnant Mothers Affect Fetal Brain Development
Publication Date: January 2008
Publisher(s): National Scientific Council on the Developing Child
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: Neonatal health; Maternal health; Developmental neurobiology
Coverage: United States
This study shows that “normal” behavior during pregnancy is an important element in influencing the rates and patterns of fetal brain development. These findings have significant implications ensuring sound, healthy experiences for women during pregnancy.