Thursday, June 23, 2005

Proper Prenatal Care to Reduce Childhood Depression

Mothers-to-be - please listen! Poor health habits during pregnancy can have lifelong consequences for the mental health of the child.

A recent Australian study indicates that prenatal factors can contribute to childhood depression. Specifically, low birth weight babies, poor nutrition during pregnancy and those exposed to drugs, alcohol or nicotine while in the womb are more likely to suffer depression.

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