Lecture TODAY at noon– Chris Dunkel Schetter — Stress and Anxiety in Pregnancy


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Chris Dunkel Schetter

UCLA, Department of Psychology


Stress and Anxiety in Pregnancy: Consequences and
Mechanisms for Birth and Beyond




this talk, Prof Dunkel Schetter will touch on conceptions of stress, background on birth outcomes, and summarize briefly findings on stress and preterm birth and low birthweight. She will present findings from her own program of work on pregnancy anxiety as
a risk factor for preterm birth and the mechanisms in diverse ethnic, racial and SES women. She will also note some developmental effects of prenatal stress and anxiety, and briefly mention resilience to stress in pregnancy and intervention work.


12:00-1:30 Monday, April 24th

Haines Hall 352

Lunch will be served on a first come, first serve
we request a $6 donation.



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Rowan Hong

BEC Administrator
UCLA Dept. of Anthropology