Depression, Anxiety During Pregnancy Ups Asthma Risk in Kids

by Sheela Philomena on  July 7, 2011 at 5:03 PM Mental Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Anxiety, stress and depression during the time of pregnancy may lead to a greater risk of asthma for the offspring, finds study.
 Depression, Anxiety During Pregnancy Ups Asthma Risk in Kids
Depression, Anxiety During Pregnancy Ups Asthma Risk in Kids
Advertisement

"Approximately 70 pc of mothers who said they experienced high levels of anxiety or depression while they were pregnant reported their child had wheezed before age 5," said Marilyn Reyes, senior research worker at the Mailman School of Public Health's Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH), and lead author of the study.

Advertisement
"Understanding how maternal health affects a child's respiratory health is important in developing effective strategies to prevent asthma," she added.

The study of 279 inner-city African-American and Hispanic women was conducted before, during pregnancy and after birth. The findings support a growing body of research showing that exposures can influence the risk of developing asthma.

The study has been published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Childhood Asthma Anxiety Disorder Asthma Depression Trimester of pregnancy Pregnancy and Exercise Home Pregnancy Test Pregnancy Psychological Changes In Pregnancy Agoraphobia 
Advertisement

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive