Fetal neurobehavioral development: A tale of two cities

Janet A. DiPietro, Laura E. Caulfield, Kathleen A. Costigan, Mario Merialdi, Ruby H.N. Nguyen, Nelly Zavaleta, Edith D. Gurewitsch Allen

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Abstract

Longitudinal neurobehavioral development was examined in 237 fetuses of low-risk pregnancies from 2 distinct populations-Baltimore, Maryland, and Lima, Peru-at 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, and 38 weeks gestation. Data were based on digitized Doppler-based fetal heart rate (FHR) and fetal movement (FM). In both groups, FHR declined while variability, episodic accelerations, and FM-FHR coupling increased, with discontinuities evident between 28 and 32 weeks gestation. Fetuses in Lima had higher FHR and lower variability, accelerations, and FM-FHR coupling. Declines in trajectories were typically observed 1 month sooner in Lima, which magnified these disparities. Motor activity differences were less consistent. No sex differences in fetal neurobehaviors were detected. It is concluded that population factors can influence the developmental niche of the fetus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)445-456
Number of pages12
JournalDevelopmental Psychology
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

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  • Demography
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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DiPietro, J. A., Caulfield, L. E., Costigan, K. A., Merialdi, M., Nguyen, R. H. N., Zavaleta, N., & Gurewitsch Allen, E. D. (2004). Fetal neurobehavioral development: A tale of two cities. Developmental Psychology, 40(3), 445-456. https://doi.org/10.1037/0012-1649.40.3.445

Fetal neurobehavioral development : A tale of two cities. / DiPietro, Janet A.; Caulfield, Laura E.; Costigan, Kathleen A.; Merialdi, Mario; Nguyen, Ruby H.N.; Zavaleta, Nelly; Gurewitsch Allen, Edith D.

In: Developmental Psychology, Vol. 40, No. 3, 01.05.2004, p. 445-456.

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DiPietro, JA, Caulfield, LE, Costigan, KA, Merialdi, M, Nguyen, RHN, Zavaleta, N & Gurewitsch Allen, ED 2004, 'Fetal neurobehavioral development: A tale of two cities', Developmental Psychology, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 445-456. https://doi.org/10.1037/0012-1649.40.3.445
DiPietro JA, Caulfield LE, Costigan KA, Merialdi M, Nguyen RHN, Zavaleta N et al. Fetal neurobehavioral development: A tale of two cities. Developmental Psychology. 2004 May 1;40(3):445-456. https://doi.org/10.1037/0012-1649.40.3.445
DiPietro, Janet A. ; Caulfield, Laura E. ; Costigan, Kathleen A. ; Merialdi, Mario ; Nguyen, Ruby H.N. ; Zavaleta, Nelly ; Gurewitsch Allen, Edith D. / Fetal neurobehavioral development : A tale of two cities. In: Developmental Psychology. 2004 ; Vol. 40, No. 3. pp. 445-456.
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