Megan Verma from the University of Ottawa interviews Dr. Ian Colman for the TMM4950 Science Communication podcast assignment. Dr. Colman is a professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa, and he directs the Applied Psychiatric Epidemiology Across the Life-course (APEAL) Lab. In this episode, Megan explores Dr. Colman's research on how prenatal maternal stress negatively impacts children's behaviour and mental health after birth. In the conversation, they highlight the impact of parenting on children — positively noting how effective parenting can mitigate adverse behaviours.
Learn more: https://med.uottawa.ca/epidemiology/people/colman-ian
0:06 | Podcast opening segment and introduction by host Megan Verma
0:24 | Introduction to Dr. Ian Colman, his research, and the fetal programming hypothesis
3:15 | Objectives of Dr. Colman's paper on prenatal maternal stress, children's mental health, and parenting
6:32 | Impacts of prenatal maternal stress on children
8:18 | Environmental factors contributing to mental health or behavioural problems in early childhood
9:29 | Parenting behaviours that reduce the impact of prenatal maternal stress on children's mental health
11:06 | Sex specific effects of parenting methods
12:02 | Decreasing stress levels for pregnant people on a wider scale
Podcast by Megan Verma (Host), Nassima Marouf (Producer), Ayesha Syed (Writer), Jenny Zhang (Audio Editor).
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