A new study indicates adults who were born prematurely are more likely to display certain signs of autism and be more socially withdrawn than those who were born full term.
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Stress and depression during pregnancy can affect the fetus' sex and increase the risk of preterm birth. Mothers who experienced physical and psychological stress during pregnancy were less likely to have a baby boy. During pregnancy, the fetuses of stressed mothers had reduced heart rate movement coupling, indicating slower central nervous system development.
Researchers report motor problems associated with preterm birth could be due to defects in peripheral nerves.
It has been well known for a number of years that placing a baby to sleep on their stomachs increases the risk of SIDS. Researchers report a developmental abnormality more prevalent in premature and male babies, may contribute to SIDS risk, in conjunction to the sleep position.
A new study reports pregnant women with PTSD are at increased risk of preterm birth.
A new study reports preterm babies could be at increased risk of psychological and neurological problems due to weakened connections in certain brain networks linked to emotion, attention and communication.
Average IQ was significantly lower for adults who were born with either a very low birth weight or born very prematurely, a new study reports.
According to a new study, pregnant women who take SSRI antidepressants have lower risks of certain pregnancy complications. However, there is an increased risk of neonatal problems associated with mothers who take the medications.
Using exercise programs that help boost motor skills can help reduce problems with impulse control and aid cognitive development in children born preterm.
A new study reports the brains of baby boys born prematurely are affected differently and more severely than premature females.
A new study reports children born prematurely show less interest in other people compared to babies born full-term.