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Prenatal antecedents of newborn neurological maturation.
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PMID:  20331657     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fetal neurobehavioral development was modeled longitudinally using data collected at weekly intervals from 24 to 38 weeks gestation in a sample of 112 healthy pregnancies. Predictive associations between 3 measures of fetal neurobehavioral functioning and their developmental trajectories to neurological maturation in the first weeks after birth were examined. Prenatal measures included fetal heart rate (FHR) variability, fetal movement, and coupling between fetal motor activity and heart rate patterning; neonatal outcomes include a standard neurologic examination (n = 97) and brainstem auditory evoked potential (BAEP; n = 47). Optimality in newborn motor activity and reflexes was predicted by fetal motor activity, FHR variability, and somatic-cardiac coupling predicted BAEP parameters. Maternal pregnancy-specific psychological stress was associated with accelerated neurologic maturation.
Janet A DiPietro; Katie T Kivlighan; Kathleen A Costigan; Suzanne E Rubin; Dorothy E Shiffler; Janice L Henderson; Joseph P Pillion
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child development     Volume:  81     ISSN:  1467-8624     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Dev     Publication Date:    2010 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-24     Completed Date:  2010-08-04     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372725     Medline TA:  Child Dev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  115-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / growth & development,  physiology
Evoked Potentials, Auditory, Brain Stem
Fetal Development / physiology*
Fetal Movement / physiology
Fetus / physiology*
Gestational Age
Heart Rate, Fetal / physiology
Infant Behavior / physiology*
Infant, Newborn
Longitudinal Studies
Motor Activity / physiology
Nervous System / growth & development*
Psychomotor Performance / physiology*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal
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