April 24, 2017

Stress and Anxiety in Pregnancy: Consequences and Mechanisms for Birth and Beyond

Chris Dunkel Schetter, University of California, Los Angeles

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In this talk, Prof Dunkel Schetter will touch on conceptions of stress, background on birth outcomes, and summarize briefly findings on stress and preterm birth and low birthweight. She will present findings from her own program of work on pregnancy anxiety as a risk factor for preterm birth and the mechanisms in diverse ethnic, racial and SES women. She will also note some developmental effects of prenatal stress and anxiety, and briefly mention resilience to stress in pregnancy and intervention work.