If a mother is stressed over a longer period of time during pregnancy, the concentration of stress hormones in amniotic fluid rises, as proven by an team of researchers from the University of Zurich. The feeling is of constantly being on edge, always having to take care of everything, not being able to find a […]

Newborns of Mothers Who Smoke During Pregnancy Have Altered Stress Hormones, DNA

Researchers from The Miriam Hospital studied the effects of smoking during pregnancy and its impact on the stress response in newborn babies. Their research indicates that newborns of mothers who smoke during pregnancy show lower levels of stress hormones, lowered stress response, and alterations in DNA for a gene that regulates passage of stress hormones […]