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Letting the ‘love’ hormone kick in after childbirth
Letting the ‘love’ hormone kick in after childbirth May 18, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The ‘love’ hormone released when mum and baby have quality bonding time immediately after birth reduces the incidence of the woman haemorrhaging, says retired senior obstetrics manager Anne Saxton who will be awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the ... Read More »

Take back pain out of the equation for new mums
Take back pain out of the equation for new mums May 11, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A world-first study at The University of Western Australia is looking at the link between female reproductive hormones and lower back injuries in women in a bid to resolve chronic back issues caused in pregnancy. Occupational bio-mechanist and PhD student ... Read More »

Pregnancy and rheumatoid arthritis
Pregnancy and rheumatoid arthritis May 10, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Associate Professor Ilana Ackerman from SPHPM has published an editorial in Rheumatology highlighting the evidence and resource gap for women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who are planning a family. RA is an autoimmune disease that causes pain and inflammation of ... Read More »

Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Increases Odds of Having Overweight Children
Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Increases Odds of Having Overweight Children May 9, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Pre-pregnancy obesity and excessive weight gain during pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of the child becoming overweight at age 2. The study also found breastfeeding for at least six months helped reduce the likelihood of a child being ... Read More »

Healthy diet may reduce high blood pressure risk after gestational diabetes
Healthy diet may reduce high blood pressure risk after gestational diabetes May 8, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Sticking to a healthy diet in the years after pregnancy may reduce the risk of high blood pressure among women who had pregnancy-related (gestational) diabetes, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. ... Read More »

Little wee dribbles and involuntary farts – could I have incontinence?
Little wee dribbles and involuntary farts – could I have incontinence? April 20, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Incontinence: a smelly and embarrassing problem frequently experienced by your elderly grandmother, right? Well, no actually. You might be surprised to know the person just as likely to experience an embarrassing accident has probably just dropped the kids off at ... Read More »

Premature babies at greater risk of childhood infection
Premature babies at greater risk of childhood infection April 14, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research has found children who are born even slightly premature or underweight are more likely to be hospitalised with an infection during their childhood and adolescence. Researchers from Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Perth’s Telethon Kids Institute used unique ... Read More »

Free maternity swim program helps mums-to-be stay healthy
Free maternity swim program helps mums-to-be stay healthy March 21, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Staying healthy during pregnancy and building water confidence with newborns have become a whole lot easier with the launch of an aquatic initiative at The University of Queensland. The UQ Sport Aquatic Centre Bubble Club gives expectant mothers free pool ... Read More »

Increased demand for ‘vaginal seeding’ from new parents despite lack of evidence
Increased demand for ‘vaginal seeding’ from new parents despite lack of evidence March 14, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Doctors are seeing a rise in the number of parents requesting so-called ‘vaginal seeding’ for babies born by caesarean section. The practice, which is also known as microbirthing, involves taking a swab from the mother’s vagina and wiping this over ... Read More »

Old before your time: Study suggests that ageing begins in the womb
Old before your time: Study suggests that ageing begins in the womb March 9, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The process of ageing begins even before we are born, according to an international team of researchers, including lead author Dr Beth Allison who has now returned to The Ritchie Centre at Hudson Institute of Medical Research and Monash University ... Read More »







 
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