In this episode, Dr. Zaneta Thayer joins Chris and Cara to discuss her many projects examining the intergenerational effects of stressful experiences during pregnancy. Dr. Thayer works primarily in New Zealand, where her research has documented links between experienced discrimination and poor birth outcomes. She also discusses her recent clinical brief examining the health effects of psychosocial stress among individuals using assisted reproductive technologies. Finally, Dr. Thayer is joined by her postdoc Dr. Theresa Gildner to discuss their new project exploring how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting maternity care and well-being.

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