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E-cig health claims up in smoke
E-cig health claims up in smoke (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

They’ve been hailed as the danger-free alternative to nicotine-based cigarettes. But are electronic cigarettes really safer? The short answer: no. “The big ‘wow’ moment for us was finding out that even the nicotine-free e-cigarettes should not be encouraged during pregnancy,” ... Read More »

Prenatal stress changes brain connectivity in-utero
Prenatal stress changes brain connectivity in-utero (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The time babies spend in the womb is far from idle. The brain is changing more rapidly during this time than at any other time in development. It is an active time for the foetus to grow and explore, and ... Read More »

How ADHD affects pregnancy outcomes in women and their babies
How ADHD affects pregnancy outcomes in women and their babies (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Women on medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) should not stop treatment without consulting a doctor, say the authors of a new study examining pregnancy outcomes among women treated with ADHD medications. Published in CNS Drugs the study of ... Read More »

Plans for children often derailed by chronic illness
Plans for children often derailed by chronic illness (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

More than four million Australian women of childbearing age are living with chronic conditions like diabetes, cystic fibrosis and asthma, and many are not aware of the implications their illness has for childbearing, according to new research. Around 1,500 women ... Read More »

What to do with an unexpected arrival
What to do with an unexpected arrival (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Four in 1000 births in Australia are unplanned out-of-hospital deliveries – or Born Before Arrival (BBA) births. They occur when mothers intend to give birth at hospital, but don’t make it in time – and obstetrics and gynaecology researchers at ... Read More »

Child’s health linked to delivery style
Child’s health linked to delivery style (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

For the first time, a team of leading international researchers have found significant links between medical interventions used in the birthing process, such as caesarean section and induction, and a child’s long-term health. The findings, published in the Wiley journal ... Read More »

Rethinking childbirth education could save $97 million yearly
Rethinking childbirth education could save $97 million yearly (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Research led by The University of Notre Dame Australia shows antenatal education not only reduces the rates of medical interventions during childbirth but can save the healthcare system up to $97 million per year. The Australian-first research, in partnership with ... Read More »

Pregnant Women Shouldn’t Shy Away From Exercise In Warm Weather
Pregnant Women Shouldn’t Shy Away From Exercise In Warm Weather (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research from the University of Sydney suggests mums-to-be can safely exercise in warm weather, take spas and use saunas with minimal risk of heat stress to their unborn children. The research, published today in the British Journal of Sports ... Read More »

Securing a child’s future needs to start during parents’ teen years
Securing a child’s future needs to start during parents’ teen years (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A child’s growth and development is affected by the health and lifestyles of their parents before pregnancy – even going back to adolescence – according to a new paper. The article in the latest edition of Nature argues that tackling ... Read More »

Research finds midwives support childhood vaccination
Research finds midwives support childhood vaccination (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research led by a scholar from The University of Western Australia has found that the majority of midwives support vaccinations for babies and children. Dr Katie Attwell, a senior lecturer in UWA’s School of Social Sciences, reviewed nine studies ... Read More »

 
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