pregnancy health

Overweight mums a concern for caesarian births and hospital planning
Overweight mums a concern for caesarian births and hospital planning August 16, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Improving patient care for obese pregnant women giving birth by caesarian and hospital resources for them, is the focus of a new University of Melbourne-led study. Maternal obesity is associated with increased hospital care and has important operating room planning ... Read More »

Midwives can improve health literacy
Midwives can improve health literacy August 4, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have shown new media technologies such as smart phone apps may be an effective means of improving health outcomes for new mothers and their babies. A health communication study at a South Australian hospital ... Read More »

Free help for expecting and new mums at risk of depression
Free help for expecting and new mums at risk of depression August 2, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

With postnatal depression affecting almost one in seven women giving birth in Australia, QUT and the White Cloud Foundation have launched an innovative model of care to provide early access to treatment for expecting and new mothers at risk of depression. QUT’s Faculty ... 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 »

Giving women more choice when inducing labour
Giving women more choice when inducing labour July 10, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research suggests that if given the choice, pregnant women who are due to have their labour induced would prefer to go home than stay in hospital overnight. The study, led by researchers at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and ... Read More »

Key to triggering labour in pregnancy
Key to triggering labour in pregnancy June 29, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australian researchers have identified an electrical switch in the muscle of the uterus that can control labour and may help explain why overweight pregnant women have difficulty giving birth. The world-first discovery, published today in Nature Communications, is a result ... Read More »

Many more babies born by Caesarean in Qld than in the UK
Many more babies born by Caesarean in Qld than in the UK June 28, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Queensland women have higher odds of having a caesarean section than women of similar age and health in England, QUT’s Dr Yvette Miller has found. Dr Miller from QUT’s IHBI (Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation) said Queensland women had ... Read More »







 
 
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