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Prescient human fetuses thrive.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22173740     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Fetal detection of adversity is a conserved trait that allows many species to adapt their early developmental trajectories to ensure survival. According to the fetal-programming model, exposure to stressful or hostile conditions in utero is associated with compromised development and a lifelong risk of adverse health outcomes. In a longitudinal study, we examined the consequences of prenatal and postnatal exposure to adversity for infant development. We found increased motor and mental development during the 1st year of life among infants whose mothers experienced congruent levels of depressive symptoms during and after pregnancy, even when the levels of symptoms were relatively high and the prenatal and postnatal environments were unfavorable. Congruence between prenatal and postnatal environments prepares the fetus for postnatal life and confers an adaptive advantage for critical survival functions during early development.
Authors:
Curt A Sandman; Elysia Poggi Davis; Laura M Glynn
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2011-12-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological science     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1467-9280     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Sci     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-11     Completed Date:  2012-05-01     Revised Date:  2013-06-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007542     Medline TA:  Psychol Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-100     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of California, Irvine, 333 City Dr. West, Suite 1200, Orange, CA 92686, USA. casandma@uci.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Biological Markers
Child Development*
Depression / complications*
Depression, Postpartum / complications*
Female
Fetal Development*
Fetus
Humans
Hydrocortisone / blood
Infant
Longitudinal Studies
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications / psychology
Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects*
Stress, Psychological / blood*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
HD-28413/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; HD-40967/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; HD-51852/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; NS-41298/NS/NINDS NIH HHS; R01 HD028413/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD051852/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 NS041298/NS/NINDS NIH HHS
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers; 50-23-7/Hydrocortisone
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