Published in Women's Health Weekly, February 10th, 2005
Depression among mothers-to-be can result in delaying prenatal care, smoking, and drinking, say authors Karen Conway, professor of economics at the University of New Hampshire Whittemore School of Business and Economics, and graduate student Lisa DeFelice Kennedy.
"Maternal smoking has consistently been found to be one of the most important determinants of infant health, and our depression regressions confirm the casual observation that smoking is associated with maternal depression," the researchers wrote in the Southern Economic...
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