A new study published in Endocrinology reports that stress during the first trimester of pregnancy can lead to changes in the brain development of the baby. The reason is surprising: the stress alters the gut microbiome of the mother which is passed to the baby during the birthing process, and which in turn affects both the baby’s own gut microbiome and the baby’s brain.

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