Parents' mental health may affect premature babies

March 16, 2012 9:05:38 AM PDT
The psychological well-being of parents can affect the development of their premature babies

New research from Finland shows that when parents of premature infants are stressed or depressed, their children are more likely to develop behavioral problems by age 3.

What's more, the worse the parents scored on psychological well-being indicators, the more likely their youngsters were to develop problems. Results of the study are to be published in the April issue of Pediatrics.