A new study reports pregnant women with high levels of inflammatory cytokines and chemokines may have a significantly increased risk of having a child with autism combined with an intellectual disability.
Children whose mothers consumed large amounts of liquorice while pregnant performed worse than their peers in cognitive reasoning tests and expressed more ADHD-like symptoms. Additionally, females entered into puberty early than those who did not have fetal exposure to glycyrrhizin.
Taking SSRI antidepressants does not increase the risk of developmental delays or autism in children, a new study reports. However, there is an increased risk for ASD and developmental delays in children whose mothers suffer from maternal psychiatric disorders.
Maternal exposure to a high-fat diet during pregnancy and lactation can have a lasting, detrimental effect on the cognitive ability and behaviors of their offspring.
According to a new study, unborn children of mothers with gestational diabetes tend to have slower reaction to auditory stimuli, directly after the mother eats, than fetuses of mothers without the disease.
Women who suffered from eating disorders are at increased risk of developing depression during pregnancy and up until 18 years after the birth of their child.
Researchers discover children of mothers who consumed more fruit while pregnant performed better on cognitive development tests at one year of age.
The delivery method of twins may play a role in their neuropsychological development. A correlation has been discovered between twins born by cesarean section and poor cognitive development compared to twins born via virginal delivery.
A new study reports women who give birth to boys are at a 79% increased risk of developing postnatal depression than those who birth girls. Researchers also note that women who experience birth complications are 174% more likely to develop PND.
At age ten, children whose mothers took fish oil supplements during pregnancy were more efficient at problem-solving tasks and had better attentional focus than those whose mothers just took folic acid or no supplements at all.
Exposure to antidepressants during the first few weeks of pregnancy has long term implications for sensory processing in the offspring.
A new study links folic acid intake in pregnant women with epilepsy and language development in children. Researchers report among children whose mothers with epilepsy did not take folic acid, 34% had delayed language skills at 18 months.