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Impact of maternal neuraxial labor analgesia exposure on offspring’s neurodevelopment: A longitudinal prospective cohort study with propensity score matching.


Deng C-M, Ding T, Liu Z-H, He S-T, Ma J-H, Xu M-J, Wang L, Li M, Liang W-L, Li X-Y, Ma D, Wang D-X
Front Public Health. 2022; 10:831538.
PMID: 35968440.


Neuraxial analgesia is widely used to relieve labor pain; its effects on long-term neurodevelopment of offspring remain unclear. This study was designed to investigate the influence of maternal neuraxial labor analgesia on offspring mental development.