postpartum

Suicide a leading cause of maternal death in developed countries
Suicide a leading cause of maternal death in developed countries (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Suicide is one of the leading causes of maternal death in many developed countries. Griffith’s Professor David Ellwood has called for more research to be done to understand the causes and how these tragic deaths can be prevented. Professor Ellwood, from the Menzies ... Read More »

Letting the ‘love’ hormone kick in after childbirth
Letting the ‘love’ hormone kick in after childbirth (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The ‘love’ hormone released when mum and baby have quality bonding time immediately after birth reduces the incidence of the woman haemorrhaging, says retired senior obstetrics manager Anne Saxton who will be awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the ... Read More »

Postnatal depression app
Postnatal depression app (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Research into postnatal depression is going high-tech, with scientists from The University of Queensland launching a free mobile phone app aimed at studying the genetics behind the condition. The iOS app, called PPD ACT, will survey women who have experienced ... Read More »

Program cuts post-natal mental disorders dramatically
Program cuts post-natal mental disorders dramatically (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In a world first, published in BMJ Open, new Australian research from Monash University has shown that post-natal mental health problems can be reduced by up to two-thirds through an innovative program. The program, called What Were We Thinking! (WWWT), was developed ... Read More »

Pregnancy and postpartum pain
Pregnancy and postpartum pain (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Bond University team has launched an extensive research project involving 60 pregnant women and 120 new mothers to ascertain the effectiveness of SRC Shorts on the management of prenatal and postnatal pain. The aim of the research is to evaluate ... Read More »

Toddlers in Trouble
Toddlers in Trouble (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A father’s depression during the first years of parenting – as well as a mother’s – can put their toddler at risk of developing troubling behaviours such as hitting, lying, anxiety and sadness during a critical time of development, according ... Read More »

Improving post-natal care
Improving post-natal care (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

What impact do modern parents’ behaviours have on the early physical development and maturity of infants? This question is being answered in a ground-breaking Western Australian study. The I-Chat study is investigating the influence of parents’ caregiving and the physical ... Read More »

Genetic predictors of postpartum depression uncovered
Genetic predictors of postpartum depression uncovered (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Johns Hopkins researchers say they have discovered specific chemical alterations in two genes that, when present during pregnancy, reliably predict whether a woman will develop postpartum depression. The epigenetic modifications, which alter the way genes function without changing the underlying ... Read More »

 
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