Rebecca Pearlman

Stories from Rebecca Pearlman

In this maelstrom of a world, an expecting mother can easily be swept away by life’s stressors. Pregnancy is an intricate process that can be adversely affected by many factors. Usually, physical factors tend to dominate the physician’s radar when discussing adverse birth outcomes. Psychological factors, however, can have just as large an impact on the vitality of a fetus, but are often overlooked. The mental health of an expectant mother can be a precursor to adverse outcomes such as preterm birth and low birth weight. Simply put, Infants born weighing less than 3.31 lbs.