mothers

Frozen embryos more effective than fresh in PCOS
Frozen embryos more effective than fresh in PCOS August 20, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who receive frozen embryos during in vitro fertilisation have safer and more successful pregnancies than those who get fresh embryos, according to the results of a recent collaboration between Penn State College of Medicine and Chinese ... Read More »

Beyond the birth
Beyond the birth August 15, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The pain of childbirth isn’t always confined to labour. For some women, medical complications can cause anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder well before, and after, their child’s birth. Lynne Roberts reveals how her own traumatic birthing experience, led her ... Read More »

‘Gestational Sleep Apnea’: Time To Wake Up to a New Diagnosis
‘Gestational Sleep Apnea’: Time To Wake Up to a New Diagnosis August 11, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Recent studies reveal that approximately one quarter of pregnant women may suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), the recurrent cessation or limitation of normal breathing during sleep. In addition to being the cause of daytime fatigue, the consequences of untreated ... Read More »

Links between depression and shorter breastfeeding duration in new mothers
Links between depression and shorter breastfeeding duration in new mothers August 1, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Experts from Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) are calling for more awareness and support for new mothers experiencing depression and breastfeeding difficulties after new research showed a link between the two. Study lead author Dr Hannah Woolhouse found women who ... Read More »

Childbirth education program dramatically reduces medical interventions at birth
Childbirth education program dramatically reduces medical interventions at birth July 21, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research from the National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) at Western Sydney University shows antenatal education classes focusing on pain relief techniques dramatically reduce the rate of medical interventions during childbirth, such as epidural use and caesarean section. The research, the first ... Read More »

Mums encouraged to switch off for their mental health
Mums encouraged to switch off for their mental health June 22, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A world first Australian study has found a link between modern screen-based sedentary behaviours and anxiety risk in mothers of young children aged under five years. The study, “Associations between Screen-Based Sedentary Behaviour and Anxiety Symptoms in Mothers with Young ... Read More »

Extra kilos equal extra risk in pregnancy
Extra kilos equal extra risk in pregnancy June 17, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Women who are overweight before becoming pregnant and those who gain weight between pregnancies face increased risks of health problems for themselves and their babies according to an Australian first study by University of Canberra researchers. The study of almost ... Read More »

Having ‘time out’ is good for mums
Having ‘time out’ is good for mums June 12, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

A 2015 study by MCRI researchers showed that mothers need to have time out – as little as once a week – to improve their mental health. But what do mothers do when they want to relax? The findings from ... Read More »

Letting the ‘love’ hormone kick in after childbirth
Letting the ‘love’ hormone kick in after childbirth May 18, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 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 »







 
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