Fetal Faces Hint at Mom’s Stress

June 3, 2014 9:19 PM

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Fetal Faces Hint at Mom’s Stress

If these fetuses look flustered, it might be because they’re picking up on mom’s stress, according to a new study of 4-D sonograms.

The study, which followed 15 moms-to-be and their unborn babies from 24 to 36 weeks gestation, found that fetuses were more likely to touch their faces with their left hands when their moms were stressed out.

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