Chronic stress in childhood significantly increases the risk of premature birth, according to scientists from the University of Alberta. Trips to the psychologist and special therapy can neutralize this probability, says Dr. David Olson.
Premature birth is one of the leading causes of death in children under five years old. Premature babies often face communicable and non-communicable diseases throughout life, writes The Edmonton Journal.
The study involved 200 women who gave birth. They completed the survey and told the researchers about his childhood. It turned out that chronic stress in childhood increased the risk of premature birth by half.
Short stress had no effect on the course of childbirth. Scientists advise to pay attention not only to physical but also mental health of the children. The only way to grow a healthy and happy person.