maternal age

Children of older mothers do better
Children of older mothers do better (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Most previous research suggests that the older women are when they give birth, the greater the health risks are for their children. Childbearing at older ages is understood to increase the risk of negative pregnancy outcomes such as Down syndrome, ... Read More »

Could basic fertility information be key to reversing late-parenthood trend?
Could basic fertility information be key to reversing late-parenthood trend? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Increasingly, young people around the world are planning to have children later in life, despite the fact that fertility declines with age after young adulthood. But new research shows a simple brochure can prompt many to accelerate their planned timelines. ... Read More »

Rates of childhood squint surgery have plummeted over past 50 years
Rates of childhood squint surgery have plummeted over past 50 years (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Rates of surgery to correct childhood squint in England have tumbled over the past 50 years, finds research published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. But there’s still a fivefold difference between the areas with the lowest and highest ... Read More »

What’s happening across Australia with maternal care?
What’s happening across Australia with maternal care? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new maternity indicators report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows mixed trends overall and differing results between population groups. The report, National Core Maternity Indicators, includes data for 2004 through to 2009 across 10 ... Read More »

Multiple births affected by congenital anomalies has doubled since the 1980s
Multiple births affected by congenital anomalies has doubled since the 1980s (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The number of congenital anomalies, or birth defects arising from multiple births has almost doubled since the 1980s, suggests a new study published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The study investigates how the change in the ... Read More »

Induction of labour in older mothers may reduce risk of stillbirth
Induction of labour in older mothers may reduce risk of stillbirth (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

Induction of labour at an earlier stage of gestation in women of advanced maternal age may reduce the risk of stillbirth and neonatal complications, say experts from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) in a new Scientific Impact ... Read More »

Number of older women giving birth continuing to rise
Number of older women giving birth continuing to rise (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The number of older women giving birth is continuing to rise, according to the latest data to be released by the Department of Health on mothers and babies in Western Australia. Releasing the ‘Western Australia’s Mothers and Babies 2010, 28th ... Read More »

Advanced maternal age not harmful for adult children
Advanced maternal age not harmful for adult children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Previously existing ideas on how advanced maternal age affects adult health of children have to be reconsidered. It had been thought that mothers delivering later in life have children that are less healthy as adults, because the body of the ... Read More »

 
close

Join our FREE monthly Newsletter!

Simply enter your email and first name below:

Parenthub respects your privacy. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time.
Please read our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.