Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mom's Anxiety May Suppress Baby's Immune System

Mom's anxiety during pregnancy could influence her child's immune system in the first year of life.

 

Mom's anxiety during pregnancy may influence the development of her baby's immune system, new research finds.

Infants whose mothers experienced high anxiety during pregnancy had suppressed immune responses to vaccinations at 6 months old, according to a study to be published in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity. 

The stifled immune response only showed up when infants hadn't received the full course of the vaccine tested, however.

For the rest of the story: http://www.livescience.com/28966-mom-anxiety-suppress-baby-immune-system.html

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