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Children born to mothers affected by COVID-19 exhibit neurodevelopmental differences

At 6 weeks, infants born to mothers who suffered from COVID-19 during pregnancy show differences in their neurodevelopmental outcomes, informs a preliminary analysis in the 30th European Congress of Psychiatry. The study found that such babies had trouble relaxing their bodies and controlling the movements of their heads and shoulders. The researchers suspect that COVID-19 may have an effect on motor functions of the body. Project leader Dr Rosa Ayesa Arriola informed that though not all babies born to affected mothers have these problems, the data shows that COVID-19 does increase the chances.

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