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26 August 2010

Mom's mood influences foetus

Depression during or after pregnancy can have a negative impact on a baby's development.

Many women become anxious or depressed during or after pregnancy. They may also experience memory and concentration difficulties. This is partly a result of the “sudden” escalations in hormones and bodily changes, but may also be influenced by a person’s environmental stressors.

The project addresses the effect of psychological symptoms and mood in mothers, and its subsequent effects on the infant’s physical, behavioural and emotional development.

 
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