Depressive symptoms during pregnancy and low birth weight at term: A longitudinal study

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Abstract

There is conflicting evidence regarding the effect of depression during pregnancy on birth weight. We used data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children to investigate whether depressive symptoms during pregnancy in 10 967 women led to low birth weight at term in their offspring. Those with a high depressive symptom score during pregnancy were more likely to have babies of low birth weight (95% CI 1.16-2.40, P
Translated title of the contributionDepressive symptoms during pregnancy and low birth weight at term: A longitudinal study
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84 - 85
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Volume191 (1)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

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Publisher: Royal College of Psychiatrists

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