Keep calm moms: Maternal stress during pregnancy linked to asthma risk in offspring

1 agosto 2014

During pregnancy, many women make a concerted effort to keep stress levels low — and for good reason. Maternal stress has been linked to a number of negative outcomes for women and their infants, including developmental and behavioral problems. Now, it has been linked to the development of asthma. Researchers found that a single bout of stress during pregnancy can affect allergy and asthma susceptibility in neonates.