A new study of English women showed that a major ordeal during pregnancy, such as death or divorce, greatly increases the risk of health problems in the child by four years old. Scientists who worked on the study highly recommend supporting a pregnant woman affected by this.
The women surveyed were asked at the beginning of their pregnancies and again a few weeks before giving birth about their stress levels. Then, they were interviewed a third time four years later about the health of their children.
Many mothers reported problems with asthma as well as stomach issues in their children. You can read the full article here.