Study: Kids Who Stayed in Womb Longer are Better Test Takers
A new study suggests kids who stayed in their mom’s womb longer might be better test-takers at school.
The Columbia University study looked at 128,000 New York City third graders from a variety of backgrounds. All the kids were born at full term, when mom was 37-41 weeks pregnant.
The study found that kids born at 37 weeks were more likely to struggle on reading and math tests compared to their peers who were born at 41 weeks.
The study was published today in the journal Pediatrics.