The study, which was conducted by researchers from the Karolinska Institute and Indiana University, found that children who were born to mothers who have experienced several months before their conception of strong stress, 53 percent more likely to die during the first year of their life. According to scientists, the time that precedes the conception is critical and affects the child. In his scientific work, the researchers analyzed information on three million births in a 1973-2008. For all the mentioned period was marked 8398 deaths among children, reports LiveScience.
About 21 thousand children were born to women who have experienced severe stress during the six months before conception. Of these 93 children died in early childhood. Stress was associated with low birth weight of the newborn and preterm delivery. Experienced during pregnancy stress is not influenced in a similar way to the Exodus.
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Scientists tend to think that stress changes the function of the systems of the body that are responsible for the nutrition of the fetus and hormonal background. These factors can have a strong impact on the child in the first months of pregnancy, which proves that the birth of a child should be prepared in advance.