Expecting Moms Need to Relax at Holidays

Stressful Time of Year Impacts Birth Weight




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South Korean women in their first trimester of pregnancy during the country’s stress-producing new year’s holiday had babies that were a third of an ounce lighter on average, discovered an Australian study of nearly 8.6 million mothers covering 17 years. The extent of the birth weight reduction was similar to reduced birth weights found among babies from mothers in Columbia, after they had experienced area landmine explosions during their first trimester.


This article appears in the December 2018 issue of Natural Awakenings.

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