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Best way to position women during childbirth
Best way to position women during childbirth January 26, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research is challenging what many obstetricians and physician anaesthesiologists believe is the best way to position women during labour.  According to a study published in the February issue of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®), ... Read More »

Baby, we’ve come a long way in measuring lung function
Baby, we’ve come a long way in measuring lung function January 16, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An international team of researchers has developed a simple, non-invasive way to measure the impact of smoking during pregnancy on babies’ lung development. Previously, measuring these effects required sedating the baby, inflating its lungs with a pump and then squeezing ... Read More »

Maternal Supplementation with Multiple Micronutrients, Compared With Iron-Folic Acid, Does Not Reduce Infant Mortality
Maternal Supplementation with Multiple Micronutrients, Compared With Iron-Folic Acid, Does Not Reduce Infant Mortality January 11, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In Bangladesh, daily maternal supplementation of multiple micronutrients compared to iron-folic acid before and after childbirth did not reduce all-cause infant mortality to age 6 months, but did result in significant reductions in preterm birth and low birth weight, according ... Read More »

Domestic abuse may affect children in womb
Domestic abuse may affect children in womb December 23, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Domestic violence can affect children even before they’re born, indicates new research by Michigan State University scientists. The study is the first to link abuse of pregnant women with emotional and behavioural trauma symptoms in their children within the first ... Read More »

More babies born in Australia
More babies born in Australia December 21, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

For the first time in five years, there has been an increase in the rate of births in Australia, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, Australia’s mothers and babies 2012, shows that ... Read More »

Miscarriage brings grief, but doesn’t increase chance of depression
Miscarriage brings grief, but doesn’t increase chance of depression December 17, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Women who miscarry may feel grief, guilt and anger years after their loss, a University of Queensland researcher has found. UQ’s School of Population Health’s Dr Ingrid Rowlands said that emotional distress could continue for some time, but women who had miscarried were ... Read More »

Baby steps to easing labour pain
Baby steps to easing labour pain December 16, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

One in three women experience severe back pain during labour and birth, but that might change thanks to a safe, simple and effective treatment developed by University of Queensland researchers. Professor Sue Kildea and Dr Nigel Lee from the Mater Research Institute-UQ are ... Read More »

Managing gestational diabetes
Managing gestational diabetes November 28, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Midwifery researchers are tailoring gestational diabetes education to meet the needs of diverse communities. Project leader Professor Mary Carolan-Olah said many culturally and linguistically diverse clientele lacked appropriate information on gestational diabetes. “Sunshine Hospital in Melbourne’s west sees three times the national ... Read More »

Pregnant and breastfeeding women needed for iodine nutrition study
Pregnant and breastfeeding women needed for iodine nutrition study November 27, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Are you currently pregnant or breastfeeding your child or do you know someone who is? The University’s Menzies Research Institute Tasmania is conducting a study investigating the level of knowledge among Tasmanian women about iodine nutrition and supplement use during ... Read More »

Women nearly five times more likely to recover from Postnatal Depression in World-first trial of online treatment
Women nearly five times more likely to recover from Postnatal Depression in World-first trial of online treatment November 24, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A World-first trial of online treatment for women diagnosed with postnatal depression resulted in a dramatic improvement for more than 70% of depressed women. The $125,000 trial, by the Parent-Infant Research Institute and funded by beyondblue, included women from all ... Read More »







 
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