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2009-03-03 11:43:56

Many women say they feel ignorant and ill-equipped to cope with motherhood because they live too far from close family, British researchers said. Dr. Angela Davis of the Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Warwick interviewed more than 90 women to discuss experiences of pregnancy, childbirth and childcare. Geographical mobility means that women today more often live further away from family, which means they are less likely to have relatives on hand, Davis said in a...

2009-03-03 08:45:05

The growing trend to move miles away from hometowns and family for work is leaving many women feeling "Ëœignorant and ill-equipped' to cope with pregnancy and childbirth. According to a University of Warwick study of motherhood, many women do not have the support and advice they need when they have a baby because they live too far from close family. The study also suggests the modern practice of encouraging new mothers to give birth in hospital means women often have no experience...

2009-02-09 08:14:00

Corporate Voices for Working Families, Abbott Nutrition, and Working Mother Media Launch Program to Support Breastfeeding in the Workplace WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Corporate Voices for Working Families announced today that it has launched an initiative to help solve a problem facing many working mothers, especially those in hourly and lower-wage positions -- the need for breastfeeding support in the workplace. In partnership with Abbott Nutrition, Working Mother Media...

2009-02-03 14:42:51

A Cardiff University study found a link between anti-social behavior in children whose mothers smoked in pregnancy. The scientists at the University's Schools of Medicine and Psychology examined the records of 779 children born by in-vitro fertilization whose prenatal environment was provided by either a related mother or an unrelated mother. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found a link between anti-social behavior in children whose mothers...

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2009-02-03 07:45:00

Researchers may be a step closer in determining how much people are influenced by their environments versus how much they acquire from hereditary traits.Frances Rice and Anita Thapar of Britain's Cardiff University studied a series of reports on low birth weight and anti-social behavior in children believed to be caused by a mother smoking during pregnancy. The report appears in Tuesday's edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.The team studied 195 children who...

2009-01-15 18:03:01

Women in the poorest countries are 300 times more likely to die in pregnancy or childbirth than those in affluent nations, a U.N. report said Thursday. At the same time, a child born in a developing country is almost 14 times more likely to die in the first month than a child born in a developed country, UNICEF's State of the World's Children report said. The younger a girl is when she becomes pregnant, the greater the health risks, said the report released in Johannesburg, South Africa....

2008-12-03 10:55:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- David J. Pecker, Chairman and CEO of American Media, Inc. (AMI) today announced that Jeff Christian has been named Publisher of Fit Pregnancy and Mom and Baby magazines. He will also oversee the brand's web site, www.fitpregnancy.com. Mr. Christian replaces Deb Mignucci who is leaving AMI. "We are delighted to have someone with Jeff's extensive experience and deep client relationships join Fit Pregnancy. He has an excellent understanding of the...

2008-11-25 12:05:09

Mothers who are married or cohabit spend similar amounts of time caring for their children, but single mothers spend less, U.S. researchers said. Sarah Kendig and Suzanne Bianchi, both of the University of Maryland, used data from the American Time Use Survey to study the relationship between family structure and maternal time with children among 4,309 married mothers and 1,821 single mothers with children younger than 13 years of age. The researchers found single mothers spent around 83...

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2008-10-10 14:20:00

Pregnancy and motherhood may make us all go a little gooey, but it's not turning moms' brains into mush, according to mental health researchers at The Australian National University. The study "“ conducted by the Center for Mental Health Research (CMHR) at ANU "“ suggests that despite fears mothers may have that pregnancy affects their cognitive functions, there is no evidence to suggest that is true. The findings have been released as part of Mental Health Week, which runs until...

2008-09-07 00:00:04

By D J Taylor He has endured decades of being patronised, as has a large section of the nation. But, as his latest revelations suggest, he is a survivor. His is the very story of post-war Britain, argues D J Taylor Sir Cliff Richard's publicists must have had their work cut out over the past few days. At the start of the week, the gossip columns were aflame with news of the reissue of his cover version of a song entitled "Honky Tonk Angels", whose alleged subject-matter - prostitution -...