CitationHerrmann, Tracy S.; Siega-Riz, Anna Maria; Hobel, Calvin J.; Aurora, Chandra; & Schetter, Christine Dunkel (2001). Prolonged Periods without Food Intake during Pregnancy Increase Risk for Elevated Maternal Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone Concentrations. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 185(2), 403-12.
AbstractObjective: Fasting during pregnancy stimulates preterm delivery in animals and increases women's risk for preterm delivery. Fasting stimulates hypothalamic corticotropin-releasing hormone production in animals. Elevated maternal corticotropin-releasing hormone concentrations are associated with preterm birth. We hypothesized that prolonged periods without food during pregnancy increase maternal corticotropin-releasing hormone concentrations, which lead to preterm delivery.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleAmerican Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Author(s)Herrmann, Tracy S.
Siega-Riz, Anna Maria
Hobel, Calvin J.
Schetter, Christine Dunkel