New Study: Children Slower to Develop if Pregnancy Unplanned

Unplanned Children Developing Slowly?

Recent reports show that children who were originally unplanned have a greater risk of developing slowly. The study, which was published on, discovered that these children tend to have a limited vocabulary and worse non-verbal behavior and spatial abilities.

The researchers analyzed the data from the Millennium Cohort Study, which is a compilation of infants born between 2000 and 2002. They met with 12,000 of these mothers and children when the child was 9 months old, then 3 and 5 years old. The results indicated that children who were a result of unplanned pregnancy were at least four to five months behind in development than the ones who were planned.

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