Lower infant scores on the ASQ-3 6 month assessment in the domains of gross motor, fine motor, and personal social skills were identified.
Infants exposed to COVID-19 in-utero do not have delays at 6 months.
Infants whose mothers were in their first trimester during the height of the pandemic do have delays at 6 months.
These findings suggest the increased stress of the pandemic including job loss, food insecurity and loss of housing; along with significant increases in anxiety and depression, were the cause.
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