mothers

The health of Australia’s mums and bubs varies by where they live
The health of Australia’s mums and bubs varies by where they live (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The health of Australia’s pregnant women and their babies has improved across a range of health indicators, with infant death rates and the rate of women smoking during pregnancy on the decline, according to a new report from the Australian ... Read More »

Antibiotics during pregnancy increased risk of the child being hospitalised with infection
Antibiotics during pregnancy increased risk of the child being hospitalised with infection (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has revealed children born to mothers who were prescribed antibiotics during pregnancy may have up to a 20 per cent higher risk of being hospitalised with infection. The study, a ... Read More »

Answers to young people’s persistent sleep problems
Answers to young people’s persistent sleep problems (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A collaborative research project involving James Cook University and the University of Queensland indicates high rates of sleep problems continuing through teenage years and into early adulthood – but also suggests a natural remedy. Dr Yaqoot Fatima from JCU’s Mount ... Read More »

First-time mothers more uncertain about vaccines than mothers with children
First-time mothers more uncertain about vaccines than mothers with children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

First-time mums are more hesitant and undecided about childhood vaccinations compared to mothers with children and only two thirds of all mothers believe they receive enough information on vaccines during pregnancy. In a new study published in Vaccine by researchers ... Read More »

Mothers’ responses to their babies’ distress help predict infant attachment
Mothers’ responses to their babies’ distress help predict infant attachment (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The security of the relationship infants establish with their mothers is important for children’s development. Although most babies establish secure attachment relationships with their mothers, approximately 40% of infants establish insecure attachment relationships, with some developing insecure-avoidant attachments (minimising expressing ... Read More »

Children’s sleep quality linked to mothers’ insomnia
Children’s sleep quality linked to mothers’ insomnia (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children sleep more poorly if their mothers suffer from insomnia symptoms – potentially affecting their mental wellbeing and development – according to new research by the University of Warwick and the University of Basel. Nearly 200 school kids and their ... Read More »

Work-home conflicts affect both genders
Work-home conflicts affect both genders (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Contrary to stereotypes, it’s not only women who struggle to balance work and family responsibilities, according to a new report. In a review of more than 350 studies, researchers found that, overall, men and women reported similar levels of “work-family ... Read More »

Mums with multiple kids at greater risk of weight gain
Mums with multiple kids at greater risk of weight gain (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women pregnant with baby number two, or more, are at a greater risk of dangerous weight gain compared to first-timers, new research from Deakin University has found. Professor Helen Skouteris, from Deakin’s School of Psychology and the Centre for Social ... Read More »

Overcoming Workplace Barriers to Breastfeeding
Overcoming Workplace Barriers to Breastfeeding (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Breastfeeding is widely recommended as the best nutrition for infants, providing health benefits for babies and mothers alike. As such, measures to encourage breastfeeding have the potential to lower healthcare costs. “Society in general benefits from mothers and infants who ... Read More »

Outcomes for home and birth centre births
Outcomes for home and birth centre births (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women with some characteristics commonly thought to increase pregnancy risks – being over age 35; being overweight; and in some cases, having a vaginal birth after a caesarean section – tend to have good outcomes when they give birth at ... Read More »

 
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