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CHE Fertility and Reproductive Health call: Stress as an Endocrine Disruptor: Maternal Psychosocial Stress During Pregnancy and Fetal Development
Stress during pregnancy has long been considered detrimental to the developing fetus. New data supports the idea that psychosocial stress in utero affects fetal development. This call will examine current research on prenatal stress in relation to neurodevelopment and reproductive development, discuss how stress may alter endocrine function, and present data from recent studies that illustrate these concepts. Dr. Tracy Bale will provide a brief overview of the literature on maternal stress and neurodevelopment of offspring in rodent models. Dr. Swan is the senior author, and Dr. Emily Barrett the primary author, of a new study entitled “Prenatal exposure to stressful life events is associated with masculinized anogenital distance (AGD) in female infants.” The co-authors will discuss the findings from their study and implications for considering stress as an endocrine disruptor.
From 06/06/2013 To 06/06/2013