The Effects of Toxic Stress During Pregnancy
Publication Date: January 2007
Publisher(s): National Scientific Council on the Developing Child
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: Child development; Maternal health; Developmental neurobiology
Coverage: United States
This study found that predictable, repeated, intense stress during pregnancy was more disruptive and caused long-term increases in anxiety-like behavior in offspring when compared to the effects of milder and more random stressors.