Prenatal maternal stress not associated with birth outcomes in babies born during COVID-19 restrictions: The Australian BITTOC Study

Miriam Gladstone, Mia Mclean, Vincent Paquin, Belinda Lequertier, Guillaume Elgbeili, Sue Kildea, Suzanne King, Hannah Dahlen

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Certain forms of prenatal maternal stress (PNMS) are risk factors for preterm birth and low birthweight. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, two components of PNMS, objective hardship and subjective distress, may be differentially associated with birth outcomes. We aimed to determine the association of pandemic-related objective hardship and subjective distress with birth outcomes and we explored moderating factors of objective hardship.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventAnnual Congress of the Perinatal-Society-of-Australia-and-New-Zealand -
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …


ConferenceAnnual Congress of the Perinatal-Society-of-Australia-and-New-Zealand
Period1/01/11 → …

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