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Stress hormones during pregnancy

Prenatal maternal stress has been frequently linked with elevated levels of maternal endogenous cortisol. Maternal stress is commonly considered as an important risk factor for spontaneous abortion. Furthermore, hormones involved in stress exert an effect on the hypothalamic pituitary gonadal axis which is stress reaction increased secretion of cortisol and prolactin. High concentrations of cortisol result in insensitivity of the …

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