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Halving the risk of preterm birth for twins
Halving the risk of preterm birth for twins September 25, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

International research involving the University of Adelaide has found that the risk of preterm birth could be halved for a specific group of “super high-risk” twin pregnancies. The results could help to save babies’ lives throughout the world and prevent ... Read More »

Expectant Parents’ Play with Doll Predicts Later Parenting Behaviour
Expectant Parents’ Play with Doll Predicts Later Parenting Behaviour September 17, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Having expectant parents role-play interacting with an infant using a doll can help predict which couples may be headed for co-parenting conflicts when their baby arrives. Researchers videotaped 182 couples in the third trimester of pregnancy while they played with ... Read More »

New guidelines to help families impacted by stillbirth
New guidelines to help families impacted by stillbirth September 11, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The quality of care being provided to families affected by stillbirth is set to improve across Australia following new research by the University of Adelaide’s Joanna Briggs Institute. In a project funded by the Stillbirth Foundation Australia, researchers at the ... Read More »

False perceptions of body weight put new mums in diabetes danger zone
False perceptions of body weight put new mums in diabetes danger zone September 6, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An alarming number of new mums who develop increased blood sugar levels during pregnancy are placing themselves at heightened risk of long-term diabetes because of false perceptions of their own weight and health risk. Research by University of Western Sydney School ... Read More »

Maternal death rate remains low for Australian women—but some groups at greater risk
Maternal death rate remains low for Australian women—but some groups at greater risk September 2, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Deaths from complications of pregnancy and childbirth are rare among Australian women, but some groups are at greater risk than others, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Over the five years ... Read More »

Protecting newborns: milk protein could save millions from harm
Protecting newborns: milk protein could save millions from harm August 26, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An international effort led by the University of Sydney hopes to protect hundreds of Bangladeshi newborns from a host of severe health problems by assessing the effect of lactoferrin, a natural protein found in breast and cow’s milk, in the ... Read More »

Overweight mums a concern for caesarian births and hospital planning
Overweight mums a concern for caesarian births and hospital planning August 16, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Improving patient care for obese pregnant women giving birth by caesarian and hospital resources for them, is the focus of a new University of Melbourne-led study. Maternal obesity is associated with increased hospital care and has important operating room planning ... Read More »

Midwives can improve health literacy
Midwives can improve health literacy August 4, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have shown new media technologies such as smart phone apps may be an effective means of improving health outcomes for new mothers and their babies. A health communication study at a South Australian hospital ... Read More »

Free help for expecting and new mums at risk of depression
Free help for expecting and new mums at risk of depression August 2, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

With postnatal depression affecting almost one in seven women giving birth in Australia, QUT and the White Cloud Foundation have launched an innovative model of care to provide early access to treatment for expecting and new mothers at risk of depression. QUT’s Faculty ... Read More »

Excess weight gain during pregnancy and self-control
Excess weight gain during pregnancy and self-control August 1, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Deakin University psychology researchers are undertaking a world-first study into why pregnant women struggle to maintain a healthy diet despite being highly motivated to do so, and are calling on pregnant women across Australia to take part in the research. “Data ... Read More »







 
 
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