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Pregnant Women with PTSD Have Higher Levels of Stress Hormone Cortisol

Research has shown that a woman's emotional and physical health during pregnancy impacts a developing fetus. However, less is known about the effect of past stressors and posttraumatic stress disorder on an expectant woman.
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