pregnancy

False perceptions of body weight put new mums in diabetes danger zone
False perceptions of body weight put new mums in diabetes danger zone September 6, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An alarming number of new mums who develop increased blood sugar levels during pregnancy are placing themselves at heightened risk of long-term diabetes because of false perceptions of their own weight and health risk. Research by University of Western Sydney School ... Read More »

Excess weight gain during pregnancy and self-control
Excess weight gain during pregnancy and self-control August 1, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Deakin University psychology researchers are undertaking a world-first study into why pregnant women struggle to maintain a healthy diet despite being highly motivated to do so, and are calling on pregnant women across Australia to take part in the research. “Data ... Read More »

Pregnancy report reveals personal and financial cost of discrimination
Pregnancy report reveals personal and financial cost of discrimination July 31, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The Australian Human Rights Commission’s landmark report for its Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review, released today, has found that little has changed in the 15 years since its first Inquiry into this subject. Australian workplaces still ... Read More »

Australian mums needed to help prevent diabetes
Australian mums needed to help prevent diabetes July 18, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Deakin University researchers are recruiting 1000 mums who experienced diabetes during pregnancy to participate in a national survey that aims to reduce their risks of going on to later develop type 2 diabetes. Studies show one in two women who ... Read More »

Helping pregnant women remain active – ‘Fit-4-Two’ intervention program evaluated
Helping pregnant women remain active – ‘Fit-4-Two’ intervention program evaluated July 16, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Pregnancy is a critical risk period for sedentary behaviour and overweight development among women, boosting their chance of suffering chronic diseases and having a shorter life-span. That’s according to CQUniversity PhD researcher Mel Hayman who has just gained a $20,000 grant ... Read More »

Why are women delaying pregnancy?
Why are women delaying pregnancy? July 6, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study by the Telethon Kids Institute and The University of Western Australia is exploring the reasons why women are delaying pregnancy well into their thirties. Researcher Jessica Tearne said delayed childbearing is becoming more common in Australia and researchers ... Read More »

Pregnant women respond to music with stronger physiological changes in blood pressure
Pregnant women respond to music with stronger physiological changes in blood pressure June 22, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Music can be soothing or stirring, it can make us dance or make us sad. Blood pressure, heartbeat, respiration and even body temperature – music affects the body in a variety of ways. It triggers especially powerful physical reactions in ... Read More »

Motherhood and childcare: is it just a pain in the back?
Motherhood and childcare: is it just a pain in the back? June 20, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A world-first study by a researcher from The University of Western Australia is calling for volunteers to help unravel why being a mum may cause years of back pain and dysfunction. Occupational bio-mechanist and PhD student Adele Stewart says early ... Read More »

Antipsychotic medication during pregnancy does affect babies
Antipsychotic medication during pregnancy does affect babies June 16, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A seven-year study of women who take antipsychotic medication while pregnant, proves it can affect babies. The observational study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, reveals that whilst most women gave birth to healthy babies, the use of mood stabilisers ... Read More »

Why are girl babies winning in the battle for survival?
Why are girl babies winning in the battle for survival? June 5, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Sexual inequality between boys and girls starts as early as in the mother’s womb – but how and why this occurs could be a key to preventing higher rates of preterm birth, stillbirth and neonatal death among boys. A team ... Read More »







 
 
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