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03 May 2012

Post-term babies develop behavioural and emotional problems

New research has found that post-term birth is associated with more behavioural and emotional problems in early childhood, especially ADHD problems.

We already know there are long-term health problems associated with pre-term birth, but what about babies born post-term?

Further research is needed in order to determine the causes of post-term birth and to minimise the long-term consequences. It is also important that further research is carried out in order to demonstrate a causal relation between post-term birth and behavioural problems and longer follow ups would also be advantageous."

 
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