Stressful pregnancies linked to behavioural problems in children

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2010
TITLE AUTHOR(S): P.G.Ramchandani, L.Richter, S.Norris, A.Stein
KEYWORDS: BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEMS, CHILD WELL-BEING, CHILDREN, PREGNANCY, STRESS
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/August-2010/stressful-pregnancies
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Abstract

Findings from a number of studies suggest that there is an association between mothers who had stressful pregnancies and behavioural problems in their children. In the first study conducted in a developing country, PAUL G. RAMCHANDANI, LINDA RICHTER, SHANE NORRIS AND ALAN STEIN set out to examine whether maternal prenatal stress is associated with an increased risk of subsequent child behavioural problems in a developing country.