ERIC Number: EJ1125778
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Prenatal Foundations: Fetal Programming of Health and Development
Davis, Elysia Poggi; Thompson, Ross A.
ZERO TO THREE, v34 n4 p6-11 Mar 2014
The fetal programming and developmental origins of disease models suggest that experiences that occur before birth can have consequences for physical and mental health that persist across the lifespan. Development is more rapid during the prenatal period as compared to any other stage of life. This introductory article considers evidence that fetal exposure to stress and stress hormones influences regulation of stress and emotion, cognitive functioning, and brain development during infancy and childhood. The authors consider implications for intervention and future research directions.
Descriptors: Prenatal Influences, Child Health, Stress Variables, Stress Management, Emotional Response, Cognitive Ability, Brain, Child Development, Infants, Young Children, Early Intervention, Foreign Countries, Physiology, Pregnancy, Gender Differences
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