mothers

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 »

Poor mother-baby bonding passed to next generation
Poor mother-baby bonding passed to next generation October 25, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Trust pathways in the brain are set in infancy and passed on from mother to child, according to landmark UNSW-led research. The work relates to oxytocin levels in new mothers and proves for the first time that it is linked ... Read More »

Struggle to juggle still hardest for women
Struggle to juggle still hardest for women October 18, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Mothers juggling paid work and care responsibilities are still struggling to find work-life balance in 2014, according to the latest Australian Work and Life Index (AWALI) national report from the University of South Australia’s Centre for Work + Life. Women ... Read More »

Groups, communities help new parents cope
Groups, communities help new parents cope September 9, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parenthood is a significant life transition; a time often experienced by new parents as overwhelming and emotionally and physically exhausting – and new research into families in Perth’s newer suburbs suggests that mothers’ groups and play groups play a vital ... Read More »

Maternal death rate remains low for Australian women—but some groups at greater risk
Maternal death rate remains low for Australian women—but some groups at greater risk September 2, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Deaths from complications of pregnancy and childbirth are rare among Australian women, but some groups are at greater risk than others, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Over the five years ... Read More »

Mums trust mums on the net: Australian study
Mums trust mums on the net: Australian study August 28, 2014 (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

Facebook groups for mothers are overtaking the traditional mums-and-bubs and playgroup environments as a source of trusted advice, and offers a largely untapped marketing tool for businesses wanting to sell their products, an Australian study has found. QUT educationalist Dr Rebecca ... Read More »







 
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