Mom's stress in pregnancy predicts offspring asthma and atopic disease.

Research published in Chest has found that children born to women experiencing distress during and after pregnancy are at increased risk of developing asthma and atopic dermatitis at age 5 years.


The study used data on over 12,000 women and children from Manitoba, Canada and support recommendations for greater psychosocial support of mothers during pregnancy and early childhood to prevent childhood atopic disease.




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