Child development experts discover potential upside to prenatal stress

Child development experts discover potential upside to prenatal stress

New research with prairie voles by child development experts at UC Davis suggests that prenatal stress promotes developmental plasticity in babies, making them especially likely to benefit from good parenting as well as suffer from negligent care.

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