Published on September 28 2023

Pregnancy and negative life events

Publication of a new article on SoEpidemio

Bannière So Epidemio

Negative life events during pregnancy: the importance of measurement

Negative life events, including situations like loss, separation, accidents, and more, that occur during pregnancy can induce stress and have implications for the health of both the mother and the unborn child. Nonetheless, the absence of a consensus regarding the definition of these events poses methodological challenges in the realm of prenatal stress research. This article underscores the potential benefits of incorporating information about these negative life events into prenatal care, potentially enhancing the management approach and, as a result, the overall well-being of both the mother and the child.

Full article [french]