Babies 'Twice As Likely' To Develop ADHD If Overdue

Sun, May 6, 2012 12:22pm EST by 5 Comments
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A study from the Netherlands found that babies who were overdue are twice as likely to have behavioral problems in early childhood. Should Jessica Simpson, who was 9-days overdue with baby Maxwell, be listening?

Babies who are born after the 42-week mark (the norm is 40) are twice as likely to have problems like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), researchers found. 

The experts, from the International Journal of Epidemiology, seem to call for more options for women to deliver, such as medical induction methods or a caesarean if their pregnancy becomes prolonged.

“As we get to 41 weeks of pregnancy and beyond, it gets to be more and more dangerous to keep the baby inside the mom’s body because the placenta may no longer give the baby enough nourishment, particularly if the mother is over 35,” explained NYC obstetrician Dr. Christina Senor who weighed in on Jessica Simpson‘s (over)due date.

The researchers studied 5,145 babies in Rotterdam for three years to investigate the relationship between the time they spent in the womb and long-term behavioral and emotional problems.

–Lorraine Chow

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courtney

Posted at 10:22 AM on May 7, 2012  

another way to scare parents most babies that decide to be overdue which JS’s daughter wasn’t are pefectly healthy

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susan

Posted at 8:40 AM on May 7, 2012  

and its also amazing that my comment wasn’t posted

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susan

Posted at 8:28 AM on May 7, 2012  

God almighty will people give Jessica a break, she was ridiculed beyond belief during her pregnancy and now she has given birth people have the nerve to comment on afflictions that may happen to her precious baby on speculation. If we were to believe every survey ever done we would be in a right old pickle. Shame on you!

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mia

Posted at 11:42 PM on May 6, 2012  

According to other studies her baby is also at higher risk for autism because of her weight. My point being we can sit here and speculate all day long but it’s her baby her life & her problems. Don’t worry about something that has nothing to do with you, despite what you think i’m sure she wants a little privacy.

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ugh

Posted at 9:20 PM on May 6, 2012  

another thing placenta varies in weeks & one baby at 39 weeks can be a full 41 weeks its all guide lines.. Some placentas mature at 37 & babies are due

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