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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 »

World-first App supports stress reduction and improves wellbeing during and after pregnancy
World-first App supports stress reduction and improves wellbeing during and after pregnancy November 23, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new App that helps manage the stress of pregnancy and aims to reduce the risk of developing postnatal depression and other mental illnesses has been created by beyondblue and Smiling Mind. Mind the Bump is free, clinically-based and the ... Read More »

Diet and exercise during pregnancy has hidden benefits
Diet and exercise during pregnancy has hidden benefits October 16, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

It might not be obvious on the scales, but healthy eating and increased physical activity from walking during pregnancy is directly associated with a range of improved outcomes at birth, according to researchers from the University of Adelaide. Results of ... Read More »

Better Information about Prenatal Testing Leads to Fewer Tests
Better Information about Prenatal Testing Leads to Fewer Tests October 10, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A clinical trial led by UC San Francisco has found that when pregnant women are educated about their choices on prenatal genetic testing, the number of tests actually drops, even when the tests are offered with no out-of-pocket costs. The ... Read More »

New mothers smile at oral health program
New mothers smile at oral health program October 8, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Improving the oral health of pregnant women in the Riverina is the aim of a new program being coordinated by the Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) and Charles Sturt University (CSU). The Smile Mum Wagga Wagga initiative involves pregnant women ... Read More »

Pregnant women encouraged to try new Fit4Two program
Pregnant women encouraged to try new Fit4Two program October 6, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Information about the ‘behaviour-change intervention’ program is being distributed through the generous support of local medical practices. Central Queensland University PhD researcher Mel Hayman is looking forward to implementing the Fit4Two program she has developed with her research support team. ... Read More »







 
 
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