Reconceptualizing Prenatal Stress as a Multilevel Phenomenon Will Reduce Health Disparities

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      • The Effects of Prenatal Exposure to Neighborhood Crime on Neonatal Functional Connectivity
        Biological PsychiatryVol. 92Issue 2
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          Maternal exposure to adversity during pregnancy has been found to affect infant brain development; however, the specific effect of prenatal crime exposure on neonatal brain connectivity remains unclear. Based on existing research, we hypothesized that living in a high-crime neighborhood during pregnancy would affect neonatal frontolimbic connectivity over and above other individual- and neighborhood-level adversity and that these associations would be mediated by maternal psychosocial stress.
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