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The lives of almost 4 million women, newborns, and children in sub-Saharan Africa could be saved every year if well-established, affordable health care interventions reached 90 percent of families.
Midwives often struggle to meet the needs of pregnant women who are lesbians, with patients reporting that the focus is often on their sexuality rather than the fact that they are expecting a baby, according to research in the November issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing.
The joys of motherhood for many women can also lead other new moms to experience postpartum depression and even worse â€“ ideas for committing suicide.
The sight of their infantsâ€™ smiles and tears lights up the brain reward centers of mothers who have a secure attachment to their own parent(s), said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in a report that appears in the current issue of the journal Neuropsychopharmacology.
Australian researchers have linked motherhood, widowhood and other life events to exercise. The study, part of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health involving more than 40,000 participants, surveyed women at three life phases -- young womanhood, middle age and older age.
U.S. women are delaying motherhood -- from 1970-2006 first births to women age 35 years and older increased nearly eight times, U.S. health officials said.
When it comes to raising their children, todayâ€™s parents are much more likely to show affection and to read to their children than their own parents were, according to researchers at Ohio State University who conducted a study of parenting practices across two generations.
Mothers tend to parent as their mothers did but fathers don't seem to use their moms as parental role models, U.S. researchers said. Ohio State University researchers tracked parents in the 1990s on how often parents spanked, read to and showed affection to their children.
A systematic literature review of mothers' experiences with bottle-feeding found that while mothers recognize the benefits of breastfeeding, those who bottle-feed with infant formula do not receive adequate information and support from their healthcare providers and thus, ultimately put their baby's health at risk.
There is no evidence that children next-born after stillbirth are clinically at risk compared to children of non-bereaved mothers, according to a study published today in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. However, the study did find evidence of less optimal mother-child interaction.
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