Babies born in the autumn and winter may face a ‘higher risk of depression because pregnant women have more of the stress hormone in the darker months’

Babies born in the autumn and winter may face a higher risk of depression later in life, research suggests.

Scientists found mothers who gave birth in those two seasons had higher levels of the ‘stress hormone’ cortisol in their saliva.

Experts said evidence shows too much of the hormone in pregnancy raises the risk of the baby developing psychiatric disorders later in life.

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