Helping to Heal Invisible Hurts: The Impact of In-utero Stress & Trauma


Now more than ever, science is helping us understand that stress during pregnancy affects the baby in both immediate and long-term ways. Just as we’ve come to understand that drug or alcohol consumption during pregnancy impacts the developing fetus, we also need to understand the impact of emotional states, such as fear, during pregnancy.


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Author: Wisconsin Family Connections Center
Additional Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
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