Mead, V. (2019, March 29). Adverse Babyhood Experiences and Chronic Illness 1.0: A Subset of ACEs (Free ABE Fact Sheets & Checklist). Retrieved April 29, 2019.

Do you ever wonder if your chronic illness or other health condition was influenced by prenatal stress? Or from being born prematurely or by cesarean, or both? Or because your mother had toxemia or grieved the loss of a parent, a previous still birth, or couldn’t breastfeed? I refer to these kinds of events as adverse babyhood experiences (ABEs). They are a subset of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and affect health in specific ways.

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