Dec 8, 2010
New research links cell phone use by a pregnant woman to bad behavioral problems by her children later in life.
When Casey Freeman was pregnant with 19-month-old McKenzie, she was on her cell phone about four times a day.
“While I was nursing, [I was] talking to family, [I was] talking to friends and he came out pretty healthy,” said Freeman.
But what will happen when he’s older?
Danish researchers followed families from pregnancy to when kids were 6 or 7 years old. They found mothers who were on their cell phone a lot during pregnancy and after ended up with kids behaving badly. Scientists even controlled for variables such as smoking, education and income levels.
Yet, many parents have a hard time believing cell phones cause bad behavior in kids.
This article was posted: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 5:03 am