Mom's infections during pregnancy may affect child

It's scary to think about, but an infection during pregnancy, whether the flu or a urinary tract infection, appears to increase a child's risk of being diagnosed with depression or autism. Researchers also found the rate of suicide was lower among children whose gestations were without infection.

In the downloadable video below, Kristina Adams Waldorf, a UW Medicine obstetrician, explains the importance of infection prevention and why these findings merit additional investigation.

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