mothers

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 »

Nurturing during preschool years boosts child’s brain growth
Nurturing during preschool years boosts child’s brain growth May 6, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates children with supportive mothers during preschool experience a more significant increase in the volume of the hippocampus during the period from school age to adolescence. In contrast, kids ... 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 »

Children of older mothers do better
Children of older mothers do better April 19, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Most previous research suggests that the older women are when they give birth, the greater the health risks are for their children. Childbearing at older ages is understood to increase the risk of negative pregnancy outcomes such as Down syndrome, ... Read More »

‘Love’ Hormone and Mother-Infant Bonding
‘Love’ Hormone and Mother-Infant Bonding April 9, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Widely referred to as the “love” hormone, oxytocin is an indispensable part of childbirth and emotional mother-child bonding. Psychologists at Florida Atlantic University are conducting a novel study to determine how a mother’s levels of oxytocin might be different in ... Read More »

Postnatal depression app
Postnatal depression app April 2, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Research into postnatal depression is going high-tech, with scientists from The University of Queensland launching a free mobile phone app aimed at studying the genetics behind the condition. The iOS app, called PPD ACT, will survey women who have experienced ... 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 »

New study shows how affectionate mothering can combat the effects of maternal depression
New study shows how affectionate mothering can combat the effects of maternal depression February 28, 2016 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Poverty, lack of education and exposure to violence can undeniably impact a child’s life trajectory significantly. But how can a mother’s exposure and potentially depressive reactions to these stressors impact a child before his/her life even begins? A depressed mother’s ... Read More »

Mothers’ groups linked to positive well-being
Mothers’ groups linked to positive well-being February 19, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

A Perth study led by researchers from The University of Western Australia has found that participation in a local mothers’ group (facilitated or parent-led) is linked to mothers’ who have a positive mental well-being. The study, published in the Journal ... Read More »







 
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