Saturday, April 27, 2013

Prenatal Anxiety Affects Baby’s Immune System | Psych Central News

Babies whose mothers experienced high anxiety while pregnant had stifled immune responses to vaccinations at 6 months old, according to a new study. However, this lowered immune response was only found when infants hadn’t received the full course of the vaccine.
“It’s not as if the experience of stress is going to be more powerful than an immunization,” said study researcher Tom O’Connor, Ph.D., a professor of psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center. “At non-optimal levels of protection from immunization, we do see the effect of prenatal anxiety.”


Prenatal Anxiety Affects Baby’s Immune System | Psych Central News

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