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The contribution of maternal stress to preterm birth: issues and considerations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21890014     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Preterm birth represents the most significant problem in maternal-child health, with maternal stress identified as a variable of interest. The effects of maternal stress on risk of preterm birth may vary as a function of context. This article focuses on select key issues and questions highlighting the need to develop a better understanding of which particular subgroups of pregnant women may be especially vulnerable to the potentially detrimental effects of maternal stress, and under what circumstances and at which stages of gestation. Issues related to the characterization and assessment of maternal stress and candidate biologic mechanisms are addressed.
Pathik D Wadhwa; Sonja Entringer; Claudia Buss; Michael C Lu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1557-9840     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-05     Completed Date:  2012-01-19     Revised Date:  2014-09-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  351-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Infant, Premature, Diseases / epidemiology,  psychology*
Mothers / psychology*
Obstetric Labor, Premature
Pregnancy Complications
Premature Birth / epidemiology,  psychology*
Stress, Psychological*
United States / epidemiology
Grant Support
P01 HD-047609/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; P01 HD047609/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; P01 HD047609-05/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD-060628/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD-065825/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD060628/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD060628-01A2/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD065825/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD065825-03/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 MH-091351/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R01 MH091351/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R01 MH091351-02/MH/NIMH NIH HHS

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