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2014-08-12 16:26:38

Attachment parenting offers natural and economic benefits to a busy mom ATLANTA, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It is well known that babies benefit from being carried next to their mother's chest. They are less fussy, they cry less and they sleep better. However, it is evident that baby wearing benefits mom, as much as baby. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140812/135588 Wearing your baby in a carrier can actually make for a better connection between mother and child....

2014-07-15 23:14:47

A documentary that shows the effects of Postpartum Depression on the lives of everyday women. Birmingham, Al (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Most people know at least one woman who suffers from Postpartum Depression (PPD). However, many people do not realize that they know someone suffering because most women are ashamed of their condition. Also many women are told that their condition is not real and they need to "suck it up" since they are moms. Jessandy Entertainment is making a...

2014-06-27 08:25:58

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is at the forefront of innovative research and treatment programs centered on postpartum mental health issues CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As people across the nation struggle to understand how a woman in New York City could strap a 10-month-old son to her chest and leap to her death from an eight-floor window, 350 researchers, childbirth professionals, social support providers, mental and public health providers,...

2014-06-02 16:26:04

NORWALK, Conn., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that OBGYN.net will present new research and topics related to improving neonatal and maternal outcomes over the coming weeks. Through new research and empirical evidence, best practices and recommendations are evolving. Researchers have found ways to improve neonatal health by reducing preterm births and discovering ways to help counteract maternal behaviors that may harm the developing fetus. In addition, clinicians and...

2014-05-21 11:51:48

Wiley Maternal depression is more common at four years following childbirth than at any other time in the first 12 months after childbirth, and there needs to be a greater focus on maternal mental health, suggests a new study published today (21 May) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The study using data from 1507 women from six public hospitals in Melbourne, Australia, examines the prevalence of maternal depression from early pregnancy to four years...

2014-05-09 08:26:27

In support of Women's Health Week, the National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health has organized a week-long social media 'May Campaign' LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health (http://www.mmhcoalition.com/), whose members represent non-profit organizations working to advance maternal mental health outcomes, is organizing a week-long social media campaign on Mother's Day called the "May Campaign." The Coalition's goal is to raise...

2014-05-08 09:01:38

Pregnant women show increased activity in the area of the brain related to emotional skills as they prepare to bond with their babies, according to a new study by scientists at Royal Holloway, University of London. The research, which will be presented at the British Psychological Society's annual conference on Wednesday 7 May, found that pregnant women use the right side of their brain more than new mothers do when they look at faces with emotive expressions. "Our findings give us a...

2014-05-07 08:55:45

Mothers in the United States who have unintended pregnancies return to work sooner after childbirth than mothers whose pregnancy was intended, according to a study led by Dr. Rada K. Dagher, assistant professor of health services administration at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. This is the first study to examine pregnancy intention and return to work after childbirth. “We know that it’s better for women to take time off after childbirth to take care of their...

2014-04-30 10:42:06

A new KU Leuven study shows for the first time that the dampening or suppression of positive emotions plays an important role in the development of postpartum depression. This has implications for the treatment of depressed mothers. We often forget that depression is characterized by both negative feelings and a lack of positive feelings. Researchers suspect that this may have to do with the way depression-prone individuals deal with positive or happy feelings. These individuals downplay...

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...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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