Pregnancy-Related Brain Changes May Help New Mothers Prepare for and Bond With Their Children
Pregnancy is a time of profound changes in the female body, including the endocrine system—the system that secretes and regulates hormones. Changes in female sex hormones such as estrogen orchestrate… Read More
Postpartum CBT for Depressed Moms May Help Lower Emotion-Regulation Risks in Infants
Is it possible to disrupt the process by which a mother can transmit risk for psychiatric disorders to her offspring? New research suggests one way in which this may be possible. Read More
Study Links Low Maternal Vitamin D in Early Pregnancy with ADHD Risk in the Child
For the first time, researchers have found that a low level of maternal vitamin D during the early part of pregnancy raises the odds that a child born of that pregnancy will develop clinically… Read More
In Pregnant Women with COVID-19, Higher Choline Levels May Protect Fetal Brain Development
Women who develop a COVID-19 infection during the early months of pregnancy have more to worry about than their own health. They must also worry about whether or how their infection will affect the… Read More
Maternal Inflammation Early in Pregnancy May Raise Offspring’s Psychosis Risk
There is new evidence supporting the theory that children born of mothers who had inflammation during pregnancy have an elevated risk for developing a psychotic disorder by adulthood. The data… Read More