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Stress in Early Pregnancy Can Lead to Shorter Pregnancies, More Pre-term Births and Fewer Baby Boys

December 8, 2011

people and society graphic Stress in the second and third months of pregnancy can shorten pregnancies, increase the risk of pre-term births and may affect the ratio of boys to girls being born, leading to a decline in male babies. These are the conclusions of a study, published in Human Reproduction journal, that investigated the effect on pregnant women of the stress caused by the 2005 Tarapaca earthquake in Chile. Full Story

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European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology

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