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Obese Mothers More Likely To Rely On TV To Soothe Babies
2013-01-09 04:21:17

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study from the University of North Carolina (UNC) reveals that fussy infants are more likely to spend a greater amount of time in front of the television to help soothe and entertain them. The study focused on mothers, particularly those who were obese, and their parenting of babies that were fussier or more active. The researchers believe that the results of the study could better help them understand the increasing...

2012-11-02 14:45:25

Infant mortality has fallen by half, and the number of women who died from complications during pregnancy and childbirth by three-quarters. This is the result of a four-year health care project in one of India's poorest districts. "We're overjoyed that mortality could be reduced with relatively simple means like mobile health care centers. It was successful because pregnant women and new mothers got the opportunity to actively seek care." So says Siw Alehagen who, together with...

2012-10-24 11:26:22

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Mothers, Inc., a national nonprofit organization honoring mothers across the country, is currently seeking nominations for their annual awards, including 2013 Mother of the Year, Young Mother of the Year and Mother of Achievement. Nominations are due Dec. 1, 2012. "Our goal is to recognize and thank moms for the many jobs they do on a daily basis and the significant contributions they are making in the community and our...

2012-10-09 22:30:24

New study uncovers effects of social pressure to have children on different groups of US women Women who choose to be permanently childfree perceive more social pressures to become mothers than other women, but feel less distress about not having kids than women who are childless from infertility or other reasons, a new national study shows. The study, from a national survey of nearly 1,200 American women of reproductive age with no children, identified various reasons why women have no...

2012-10-03 10:35:37

Children in smaller families are only slightly more likely to survive childhood in high mortality environments, according to a new study of mothers and children in sub-Saharan Africa seeking to understand why women, even in the highest fertility populations in world, rarely give birth to more than eight children. The study by Dr David Lawson and Dr Alex Alvergne from UCL Anthropology, and Dr Mhairi Gibson from the University of Bristol, challenges the popular theory proposed by...

2012-09-20 23:03:32

Part of their 25-acre campus, the new Maternity Center at Methodist Mission Home provides apartment-style housing and a free, safe place to live for pregnant women considering adoption, plus access to their many other free birth mother services. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) September 20, 2012 Methodist Mission Home recently finished renovations to their Maternity Center providing a free, safe place to live for expectant birth mothers. The Maternity Center is located on a beautiful 25-acre campus...

2012-07-18 23:00:40

Sleep deprivation and a new baby usually go hand in hand, yet some mothers purposely wake their sleeping infant. A new study has proven that depressed mothers are more likely to awaken their babies at night. Dr. Dan Naim of Los Angeles Sleep Study Institute recommends that mothers educate themselves on how this can affect their babies. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 18, 2012 New research shows that depressed mothers are more likely to wake their sleeping infants than non-depressed mothers....

2012-07-02 02:22:44

SAN FRANCISCO, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Museum of Women (IMOW) today launched "Mama in Many Ways," the newest Gallery of its online exhibition MAMA: Motherhood Around the Globe at mama.imow.org. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120702/AQ33816) Motherhood is eternal, yet evolving. The "Mama in Many Ways" gallery explores the changing definition of the modern mother in today's society, from adoptive and surrogate motherhood to gay moms and teen moms....

2012-06-25 21:21:41

The cash-for-care benefit paid to Norwegian mothers so that they can stay at home with small children means they may quickly fall behind in the world of work, according to recent research. Carried out for a PhD at the University of Stavanger (UiS), this study shows that many women also work reduced hours up to two years after their entitlement to the benefit ends. This finding could be important for other countries considering policies which either encourage or discourage mothers to...

2012-06-14 02:25:39

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The global partnership for Saving Mothers, Giving Life - a unique public-private partnership consisting of founding partners that includes the United States Government, Merck's initiative Merck for Mothers, the Government of Norway, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College), and Every Mother Counts (EMC) - is being announced in the United States in conjunction with the Child Survival Call to Action...