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2014-04-17 16:26:50

Help IMA World Health delivers 10,000 Safe Motherhood Kits to South Sudan WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every minute, a woman dies of complications from pregnancy or childbirth and many more suffer infection or injury. This Mother's Day, IMA World Health offers a gift idea that celebrates life by delivering Safe Motherhood Kits(TM) to strife-torn South Sudan, where maternal mortality rates are among the highest in the world. IMA's Safe Motherhood Kits...

2014-03-31 08:29:27

HAMILTON, ON, March 31, 2014 /CNW/ - This Mother's Day weekend, ten communities across Canada will host fundraising walks to improve maternal health in the developing world, where childbirth is one of the leading causes of death among adolescent girls and women. In Ontario, "Steps to Deliver Change" Walks will take place in the communities of Bradford West Gwillimbury, Cambridge, Dundas, East Toronto, London, St. Jacobs, Stouffville, and Sudbury. Two Ontario high schools will...

Children Tend To Be More Active When Their Moms Are Too
2014-03-24 10:58:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Mothers raising a small child may want to stay active just to keep up with their toddler, but according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics active moms establish a dynamic lifestyle pattern for their children as well – a pattern that is often carried through to adulthood. Conducted by a team of British researchers, the new study equipped both children and mothers with activity monitors. The UK team found that youngsters are not...

2014-03-06 12:28:37

On the heels of the averted tragedy in Florida Tuesday, a universal maternal mental health symbol contest is launched LOS ANGELES, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maternal Mental Health disorders affect up to 20% of pregnant women and women in the postpartum period, and postpartum depression has been declared by the American Academy of Pediatrics as the most under-diagnosed obstetric complication in America. Reports indicate that 32-year-old Ebony Wilkerson, the pregnant mother who...

2014-01-10 10:41:11

Many believe teen mothers have an enviable quality of life, a high income and involved fathers The creator of MTV's "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom" said the shows have been called "one of the best public service campaigns to prevent teen pregnancy." A new Indiana University research study finds the opposite to be true. The paper accepted for publication in the journal Mass Communication and Society presents findings that such teen mom shows actually lead heavy viewers to believe that...

2013-12-23 08:26:50

MUMBAI, December 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- First of its kind public-private partnership between an NGO, Corporate and Government Institution, coming together for a social cause mMitra, a free mobile based Health Advisory Voice Messaging Service for pregnant women and mothers was launched at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital (Sion Hospital) recently. Present on the occasion were Mr. Jayant Banthia (Ex-Chief Secretary of Government of...

2013-11-30 23:19:56

Many new mothers do not get the help and support they need, and are often vulnerable to postpartum depression and other problems. An upcoming webinar, co-sponsored by Praeclarus Press and the Simkin Center, will show how communities can support and empower mothers, and create community safety nets so that no mother fails to get the support she needs. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) November 30, 2013 Praeclarus Press and the Simkin Center at Bastyr University are co-sponsoring a new webinar,...

2013-11-12 12:27:55

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation funds landmark report using data linkages on youth in the child welfare system leading to key new insights regarding teen births. LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A first-of-its-kind study released today links birth and child protective services records in Los Angeles County revealing new insights regarding births to teens involved with the child welfare system. These new data document that one in four teens in foster care give birth before age...

2013-10-17 11:04:22

Spatial and non-verbal skills differ little from those of kids born to older moms Contrary to popular belief, the intellectual development of children born to teen mums does not lag behind that of children born to mums in their 20s and 30s, finds research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. While there is some difference in the speed of language development, the spatial and non-verbal skills of children born to teen mums don't differ from those of children born to...

2013-10-08 13:18:39

Contaminated water breeds low-weight babies, sometimes born prematurely Pregnant women living in areas with contaminated drinking water may be more likely to have babies that are premature or with low birth weights (considered less than 5.5 pounds), according to a study based at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Featured in the Canadian Journal of Economics, the study shows that the effects of contaminated water—which include numerous...