mothers

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 (0 votes, average: 0.00 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 »

Having more children slows down cellular aging process
Having more children slows down cellular aging process January 29, 2016 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

A study by Simon Fraser University researchers indicates that the number of children born to a woman influences the rate at which her body ages. The study led by health sciences professor Pablo Nepomnaschy and postdoctoral researcher Cindy Barha found that women who ... Read More »

Living with depression: Nina’s journey with depression and raising a family
Living with depression: Nina’s journey with depression and raising a family January 25, 2016 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Nina raises a family and experiences depression. She and her husband speak openly about her illness with their three sons and Nina says that while coping with depression isn’t easy, talking about it has brought them closer together as a ... Read More »







 
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