Babies Born during Pandemic’s First Year Score Slightly Lower on a Developmental Screening Test
[Source: Science Daily]
Columbia researchers found that babies born during the pandemic’s first year scored lower on a developmental screening test of social and motor skills at 6 months — regardless of whether their mothers had COVID during pregnancy — compared to babies born just before the pandemic.
The study, which included 255 babies born at a NewYork-Presbyterian’s Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and Allen Hospital between March and December 2020, was published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
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