Greener Neighborhood, Bigger Babies

Living in areas with more plants and vegetation during pregnancy is linked with improved fetal outcomes, a new study from Spain reports. On average, babies born to mothers living in “greener” areas — places covered with more plant life — had higher birth weights and slightly larger head circumference compared to babies whose mothers lived in areas with lower plant cover. Effects were stronger in women with lower education, suggesting increased benefits of green space in areas with lower socioeconomic status.

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