Unplanned Children Developing Slowly?
Recent reports show that children who were originally unplanned have a greater risk of developing slowly. The study, which was published on bmj.com, discovered that these children tend to have a limited vocabulary and worse non-verbal behavior and spatial abilities.
The researchers analyzed the data from the Millennium Cohort Study, which is a compilation of infants born between 2000 and 2002. They met with 12,000 of these mothers and children when the child was 9 months old, then 3 and 5 years old. The results indicated that children who were a result of unplanned pregnancy were at least four to five months behind in development than the ones who were planned.