mothers

Gaining too much weight during pregnancy increases likelihood of child being obese
Gaining too much weight during pregnancy increases likelihood of child being obese May 31, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study conducted in collaboration between The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Harokopio University has found that when an expecting mother gains more weight than recommended, does not exercise or smokes during pregnancy, the probability that ... Read More »

Try a little self-kindness: help for stressed-out new mums
Try a little self-kindness: help for stressed-out new mums April 29, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

It’s 3am, the baby’s been crying for hours, your partner’s on night shift, no one’s going to appreciate a phone call at this hour for help. You feel you could lose your mind: “This wouldn’t happen to those mothers on ... Read More »

Number of births may affect mum’s future heart health
Number of births may affect mum’s future heart health April 10, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Women who give birth to four or more children are more likely to have cardiovascular changes that can be early indicators of heart disease than women who have fewer children, new research by University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center cardiologists ... Read More »

Toddlers in Trouble
Toddlers in Trouble March 30, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A father’s depression during the first years of parenting – as well as a mother’s – can put their toddler at risk of developing troubling behaviours such as hitting, lying, anxiety and sadness during a critical time of development, according ... Read More »

New mums more satisfied after giving birth in a public hospital
New mums more satisfied after giving birth in a public hospital March 28, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Women who give birth in a public hospital are more confident parents compared to women who have babies privately, a new Australian study has found. A joint study by Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland, surveyed more ... Read More »

Study: High stress for mothers increases secondhand smoke risk for infants
Study: High stress for mothers increases secondhand smoke risk for infants March 18, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New mothers who experience higher levels of social stressors are the least likely to have rules that ban smoking in the home, which could expose their infants to secondhand smoke and increase health risks, according to a study that includes ... Read More »

Effect of Thyroid Disorders on Reproductive Health
Effect of Thyroid Disorders on Reproductive Health February 9, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Thyroid disease can have significant effects on a woman’s reproductive health and screening for women presenting with fertility problems and recurrent early pregnancy loss should be considered. A recently published study examines evidence about effect of thyroid disorders on reproductive ... Read More »

Stress during pregnancy related to infant gut microbiota
Stress during pregnancy related to infant gut microbiota January 29, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Stress during pregnancy is often linked to physical and psychological problems in the child. But why is this? Could the infant’s gut microbiota be an underlying mechanism? An initial study of the correlation in humans has shown that babies born ... Read More »

Best way to position women during childbirth
Best way to position women during childbirth January 26, 2015 (3 votes, average: 5.00 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 »

Anxiety hits women most about job loss in the family
Anxiety hits women most about job loss in the family December 11, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Females are more anxious than men when someone in their family loses a job, found a University of Melbourne report that used interviews from 13,000 Australians. Using data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey, the report found ... Read More »







 
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