The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is advising doctors to screen new mothers for postpartum depression more thoroughly. A clinical study by the AAP has found that depression in mothers can have a negative effect on cognitive, and social development, beginning as early as two months.
Picky eaters is one of the most common problems that parents face when trying to care for their children. A new study may have found that mom has the biggest influence over what children will, and won’t, eat. Could mom be the key to teaching children healthy eating habits?
Every minute, of every day, there is one death due to pregnancy and childbirth complications. That means hundreds of thousands of women die each year due to reproductive health issues. Those deaths are the cause behind Every Mother Counts, a nonprofit organization working to improve the lives of women worldwide.
When a new celebrity has a baby, one of the first things we see are the stunning photos of her in her post-pregnancy body. Could these images of super-slim women be pushing normal mothers to lose weight quickly and dangerously?
Are mothers the real superheros? A new research study found that mothers complete at least 25 tasks each day. Though some tasks get forgotten during the course of a day, how much most mothers do is still an astounding number.
A new study looking at the behavior of children from two parent and single parent homes found that those raised by single mothers may have more behavioral issues. Children of single mothers were also found to have more instances of poverty and negative outcomes.
Women who smoke cigarettes during early pregnancy may be increasing their children’s chances of being infertile, a new study says. Tobacco exposure could cause reproductive cells to not develop during fetal growth, leaving them lacking in full fertility as adults.
The stereotypes for boys tend to be that they are physically tough and emotionally stoic, ignoring emotions and feelings that are seen as typically female. A new study, however, shows that breaking out of these stereotypes can lower stress and improve the mental health of boys. And it may just be their mothers who can help.
The act of “baby talk”, the cutesy high-pitched language aimed directly at infants, is something that appears in nearly all cultures and languages but not really understood. A new study, however, may show that this type of speech is wired into mothers’ brains for a good reason.
New mothers who are over the age of 30 years or are overweight may face more problems with early breastfeeding says a new study from Ohio. However, mothers should not let early problems stop them before they even begin.
With the recent economic crisis, banks are taking a harder stance against whom they will gives loans to. People who have had income drops, including from women taking reduced pay on maternity leave, are being turned down for mortgage loans.
According to a recent survey, more than half of new mothers are returning to work sooner than they want to because of financial hardships. For many, they are returning before their maternity leave is even over.