Poster 165: Amy Palmer – The Associations Between Maternal and Paternal Stress During Pregnancy and Newborn Outcomes

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Faculty mentor: Elisabeth Conradt

High maternal stress during pregnancy has been associated with newborn neurodevelopmental outcomes. Little is known about the associations between prenatal paternal care and newborn outcomes. Using data from a longitudinal study, we aimed to fill this gap. Results showed high levels of prenatal maternal stress are associated with high levels of prenatal paternal stress. High prenatal maternal stress predicts lower newborn attention and arousal.

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