A new study has found that stress during pregnancy increases the risk of mood disorders in baby girls.

The research, published in Biological Psychiatry, reported increased anxious and depressive-like behaviour in girls at the age of 2.

Interestingly, baby boys were not found to experience the same symptoms. This sex-specific risk came as a surprise: ‘High maternal levels of cortisol during pregnancy appear to contribute to risk in females, but not males’.

These findings continue to emphasize the importance of prenatal health and well-being.

Read more about this study in this Science Daily article:

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