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Topic: Motherhood

10/19/2015

 

Preteen Girls Worry About Breast Cancer If It's in the Family
Doctor recommends honest discussions to alleviate distress

10/12/2015

 

Infant Heart Defect May Be Linked to Pre-Diabetic Sugar Levels in Pregnancy
Moderately increased glucose could be cause for concern, study suggests

9/18/2015

 

More Cavities Seen in Kids of Chronically Stressed Mothers
These moms are less likely to breast-feed, make dental appointments, study finds

8/25/2015

 

New Moms Can Avoid Back Injury When Caring for Their Babies
Proper lifting techniques are essential for both parents

8/7/2015

 

Parents' Happiness Key to How Big Families Grow
Study finds couples are less likely to have second child if their emotional well-being declines

7/27/2015

 

New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study
Tips from family or media can run counter to expert guidelines on vaccines, breast-feeding

7/17/2015

 

Dad's Involvement With Autistic Child Helps Mom, Too
Study finds that depression levels in mothers drop when fathers engage in caretaking

7/10/2015

 

Cost of Hospital Birth Varies by Nearly $10,000 Across U.S.
Hospitals with higher rates of c-sections or serious complications are most expensive, study finds

7/8/2015

 

Breast-Feeding Tied to Healthier Arteries in Middle Age
But it remains unknown whether these women will have lower rates of heart attack, stroke as they age

6/29/2015

 

Millennials More Accepting of Working Moms Than Past Generations
Survey responses reveal growing gender equality in U.S.

6/17/2015

 

U.S. Birth Rate Records First Rise in 7 Years
CDC report also finds teen birth rate at lowest level ever

6/9/2015

 

Parents' Age May Be Factor in Child's Autism Risk
Greater odds of disorder in kids of teen moms, older moms and parents with big age gap, study suggests

6/4/2015

 

New Moms Gain No Benefit From Eating Placenta, Studies Show
Researchers say there's also no data at all on possible risks from the practice

6/1/2015

 

Breast-feeding May Lower Risk of Childhood Leukemia: Study
It's one more potential benefit for breast-fed babies, research suggests

5/26/2015

 

Fewer U.S. Hospitals Send New Moms Home With Formula
But CDC survey finds one-third continue the practice, which can undermine breast-feeding efforts

5/15/2015

 

Single Moms Report Poorer Health Later in Life
Researchers recommend more access to birth control, programs that aid work-family balance

5/12/2015

 

New Moms' Codeine Use Down Since Health Warnings
In rare cases, a woman metabolizes the drug faster, getting too much into breast-milk

5/12/2015

 

Expectant Mothers' Lifestyle May Influence Child's Later Weight
Smoking, gaining too much weight in pregnancy linked to obesity in children

5/6/2015

 

Health Tip: Moms, Make Time for Yourself
A healthier you benefits the family

5/6/2015

 

'Love Hormone' May Help New Moms Heed Crying Babies
Brain scan study suggests oxytocin might play role in getting new mothers to care for infants

5/5/2015

 

U.S. Birth Rate Hovers at All-Time Low, CDC Reports
Drop in teen birth rate, poor economy explain downward trend

4/30/2015

 

Sharing Breast Milk May Pose Risks Women Haven't Considered
Survey shows few ask about health of donor, discuss option with doctor

4/28/2015

 

Breast-Feeding May Lower Breast Cancer Recurrence, Death: Study
Strongest benefit seen in most common types of tumors, researchers say

4/17/2015

 

For Breast-Feeding Moms, Tips on Eating for Two
U.S. health officials outline a healthy meal plan

4/6/2015

 

Breast Milk Bought Online Might Contain Cow's Milk, Study Finds
Untested samples may also harbor bacteria, viruses, experts say

3/31/2015

 

Scientists Find More Evidence of Breast Milk's Goodness
It's packed with even a wider level and variety of proteins than that of monkeys, study finds

3/18/2015

 

Dad's Depression Affects Toddler's Behavior, Too
Study found a father's moods might increase risk of his youngster's anxiety, sadness

3/18/2015

 

Breast-Fed Babies May Be Smarter, Richer Adults, Study Suggests
But many factors determine IQ, not just mother's milk, experts note

3/6/2015

 

Painkiller-Addicted Babies a Growing U.S. Concern, Especially in Fla.
Newborns suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome go through a difficult withdrawal

3/6/2015

 

Mom's Age at Childbirth Tied to Son's Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
Boys born to women in their late 20s, early 30s appeared to have the lowest risk, study found

2/11/2015

 

Big Increase Seen in Babies Born Addicted to Narcotics
Canadian study points to jump in prescription painkiller abuse in explaining trend

2/6/2015

 

Overly Controlling Moms Lose Out, Study Says
Allowing some freedom at age 2 reaped benefits by fifth grade

1/21/2015

 

Better Outcomes for Children Born With Fertility Treatments
Implanting just one embryo a significant factor in the change, study author says

12/5/2014

 

Longer Breast-Feeding May Protect Infants at Risk for Obesity
Those who drank mother's milk for less than 2 months were more likely to gain extra weight

12/3/2014

 

Mom's Obesity May Affect Newborn Survival
Infant deaths are more likely among very heavy women, but still rare, study finds

11/11/2014

 

Whooping Cough Vaccine Seems Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds
Shot helps protect newborns against potentially deadly bacteria, experts say

11/3/2014

 

Mom's Words Matter Most to Newborns
Study also finds that parents respond more to sounds of babies who match their gender

10/27/2014

 

Virus Present at Birth Causes More Than 10 Percent of Hearing-Loss Cases in Kids
But most babies don't show symptoms, study says

10/17/2014

 

Peak Pain Level Main Factor in Negative Childbirth Memories: Study
Length of labor didn't seem to influence recollections of pain, researchers found

10/9/2014

 

Rely on Mom-to-Be When Epidural Is Needed
Early use likely won't lead to delivery complications, review of previous studies finds

9/23/2014

 

Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies, Study Finds
CMV dangerous for low birth weight infants, but mom can be tested before delivery to see if she carries virus

9/10/2014

 

Mom's Response to Baby's Cry a Matter of Memory
Those with good childhood experiences will respond better to their own infants, researchers say

9/8/2014

 

Give Aspirin to All Pregnant Women at Risk of Preeclampsia: U.S. Experts
Daily, low-dose regimen cuts odds of complication by 24 percent

9/4/2014

 

Tips for Keeping Breast-Feeding Goals on Track
New moms can use encouragement, support, expert says

8/21/2014

 

Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests
Maternity care practices differ in neighborhoods with more black residents than average, CDC research finds

8/13/2014

 

Fewer Unmarried Women Having Children, CDC Reports
Declines seen in every age group except for those over 35

8/13/2014

 

Many Expectant Moms Don't Get Steroids That Protect Preterm Babies
Study shows only half of eligible women in lower-income countries receive helpful drug

7/22/2014

 

Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids
Threat of respiratory disease may be up to 30 percent higher, study suggests

7/21/2014

 

Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children
Expectant moms' use of nicotine-replacement therapy could also spell problems for kids, study suggests

7/21/2014

 

Life Skills, Parenting Classes May Cut Inflammation in Poor Kids
That, in turn, may help reduce health ills, such as diabetes and heart disease, researcher says

7/18/2014

 

Full-Time Job May Disrupt Breast-Feeding Plans
Study found moms who returned to part-time work were better able to meet their goals

7/7/2014

 

Home Nurse Visits May Improve Survival of Moms, Babies
Deaths were far more common when poor women did not receive follow-up care, study finds

7/1/2014

 

C-Section May Raise Odds of Failed Pregnancy Later: Study
Slightly higher rate of stillbirths, ectopic pregnancies seen after cesarean delivery, researchers say

6/27/2014

 

Grief in Pregnancy May Trigger Obesity in Adulthood
Extreme stress even before conception can affect unborn child's weight, study suggests

6/26/2014

 

Daughters Drink More Than Their Moms Did -- in Australia, at Least
It's possible findings would apply to U.S., experts say

6/24/2014

 

Mother's Birthplace May Affect Autism Risk in Kids
Some foreign-born mothers now in U.S. are more likely to have children with the disorder, study finds

5/16/2014

 

Single Moms' Job Loss May Have Long Term Impact on Kids
Children's education and long-term mental health often seem to suffer, research shows

5/9/2014

 

More Women Delaying First Pregnancy: CDC
First births to women 35 and older have increased dramatically over last 40 years

5/9/2014

 

Tips for New Moms on Mother's Day
FDA experts offer advice on doctor visits, use of medications

4/30/2014

 

Spanking May Be More Common Than Parents Admit
Small study 'eavesdropped' on family interactions with preschoolers

4/29/2014

 

Older Mothers at Higher Risk of Child With Autism, Study Suggests
Researchers compared thousands of children born in Sweden over two decades

4/29/2014

 

'Breast Milk Banks' Gain in Popularity
Experts say they're safer than online milk-sharing sources

4/26/2014

 

Single Motherhood Doesn't Seem to Hinder Happiness
Raising a child more likely to brighten these women's lives, study says

3/24/2014

 

When Moms Get Active, Kids Follow
Study of 4-year-olds suggests mothers help by spurring activity, taking part and being role models

3/17/2014

 

TV, Computer Time Tied to Heavier, Less Happy Kids: Study
Parents can help reduce screen time, experts say

3/6/2014

 

Hospital Policy Spurs New Moms to Get Whooping Cough Shot
With standing order for vaccine, coverage went from 18 percent to 69 percent, findings showed

3/5/2014

 

Balanced Diet During Pregnancy May Lower Risk of Preterm Delivery
Increasing intake of healthy foods more important than eliminating unhealthy foods, study finds

2/27/2014

 

Kids Born With HIV May Face Heart Risks Later, Study Suggests
Doctors should watch for signs of cardiovascular disease, researcher says

2/18/2014

 

Newborns Fed Formula in Hospital Less Likely to Be Breast-Fed Later
Small study found mothers tend to continue formula use at home

2/17/2014

 

Mother's Voice on Special Pacifier Helps Preemies Learn to Eat
When properly sucking, baby is rewarded with a song from Mom, researchers say

2/3/2014

 

Babies Born to Moms Over 35 May Have Lower Risk for Certain Birth Defects
Study finding is specific to physical anomalies that are unrelated to chromosomes, researchers say

1/23/2014

 

Postpartum Depression Often Becomes Chronic
May become chronic in up to 50 percent of women with postpartum depression

1/16/2014

 

Postpartum Depression Often Linked to Long-Term Woes, Review Suggests
Doctors urged to consider psychological history of mothers-to-be

1/14/2014

 

Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Later Nicotine Addiction in Daughters
40-year study did not find similar risk in sons

1/9/2014

 

Most Ped OTC Liquid Med Labels Adhere to FDA Dosing Guidelines
Second study shows that child OTC analgesic use is linked to maternal use of OTC analgesics

12/23/2013

 

Longer Maternity Leave May Reduce Postpartum Depression
U-shaped correlation with lowest postpartum depressive symptoms for six months of leave

12/20/2013

 

Early Elective Childbirth May Raise Health Risks for Babies, Moms: Study
Obstetrician calls for more public awareness of possible complications

12/18/2013

 

Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Not Linked to Autism
Large study finds little connection between mother's use of drugs like Prozac and children's autism risk

12/16/2013

 

Youngest Child Often Not as Small as Mother Thinks
Study might explain why 'baby of the family' label persists

12/13/2013

 

Could Longer Maternity Leave Prevent Postpartum Depression?
Study of 800 women found higher symptom rates with shorter leaves

12/11/2013

 

Kids' Social Skills May Suffer When Mothers Drink During Pregnancy
Study suggests effect on children's brains goes beyond intelligence

12/4/2013

 

Less Physical Activity, More TV for Today's Moms, Study Finds
This generation is less active than mothers in 1960s, researchers say

11/18/2013

 

Breast Milk With Solid Foods Might Stave Off Allergies
Study also found waiting until 17 weeks to introduce solids is key

11/15/2013

 

Working Moms Spend More Time Parenting Than Dads: Study
But fathers also 'highly involved' with their babies, researchers say

11/13/2013

 

Cognitive Strategy Cuts Stress in Mothers of Children With Autism
Cognitive intervention reduces stress and depression in parent after child is diagnosed

11/11/2013

 

Exercise in Pregnancy May Boost Baby's Brain, Study Says
Whether early advantage continues through childhood remains to be seen

10/28/2013

 

Moms With Lupus More Likely to Have Children With Autism, Study Suggests
But overall risk is low, shouldn't influence parenting decisions, expert says

10/21/2013

 

Breast Milk Bought Online May Contain Harmful Germs: Study
Nearly three-quarters of samples from an Internet milk-sharing site contained microbes that could make a baby sick

10/8/2013

 

A Nurse Who Lends an Ear May Ease Anxiety in Moms of Preemies
Private talk sessions with a NICU nurse improved new mothers' depression, self-esteem

10/3/2013

 

Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Tied to Bipolar Disorder in Adult Offspring: Study
Research adds to other health hazards of tobacco smoke exposure in the womb

9/27/2013

 

Over-Involved Mothers Tied to Women's Poor Eating, Body Attitudes, Study Says
Surveys also suggested connection to weak social skills in daughters

9/24/2013

 

Bed-Sharing With Babies Tied to More Breast-Feeding
But suffocation risk outweighs benefit of moms sleeping with infants, experts say

9/23/2013

 

Breast-Feeding Problems Common for First-Time Moms
They need support after hospital discharge, study recommends

9/20/2013

 

'Intensifed' Global Effort Needed to Further Cut Child Deaths: Report
While mortality rates are dropping among children under 5, researchers says more could be done

9/5/2013

 

Maternal PTSD Tied to Increased Risk of Child Abuse
Children experience more traumatic events than those whose mothers have depression

8/26/2013

 

Most Medications OK During Breast-Feeding, Report Says
Mothers may be able to take needed drugs while nursing

8/22/2013

 

Breast-Feeding May Pass Good Bacteria From Mom to Baby
Study found same beneficial strains in the guts of mother and child, as well as in breast milk

8/22/2013

 

Mom's Genes May Play Part in How Children Age
Mouse study suggests mutations in maternal DNA in 'power plants' of cells mean kids may age more quickly

8/12/2013

 

Breast-Feeding Tied to Reduced Child Obesity
Large Japanese study looked at schoolchildren aged 7 and 8

8/6/2013

 

Mother's Personality Influences Breast-Feeding Decision, Study Finds
Introverted, anxious moms may need extra support, researcher says

8/6/2013

 

Postpartum Depression Risk May Rise for New Moms in Big Cities
Lack of social support can contribute to condition, study authors say

8/5/2013

 

Economic Recession Tied to 'Harsh' Parenting From Mothers
But study only found effect for those with specific type of gene

7/29/2013

 

Breast-Fed Baby May Become Higher-IQ Child, Study Suggests
Benefits for children seen at 3 years, 7 years

7/29/2013

 

Substantial Prevalence of Diaper Need in Low-Income Families
Diaper need more likely for Hispanics, older mothers, women who report mental health need

7/24/2013

 

Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids
But the cause of the association remains unknown, researchers say

7/24/2013

 

Very Preterm Babies May Have Trouble Bonding With Parents
Study authors say parenting problems are not the cause

7/7/2013

 

Breast Milk Supply May Be Linked to Insulin Production: Study
Findings could have implications for prediabetic mothers, researchers say

7/1/2013

 

Even Younger Babies 'Prep' Themselves to Be Picked Up
By 2 months of age, most respond to their parents' cues, study showed

6/28/2013

 

U.S. Women Delay Motherhood, Teen Births Historically Low: CDC
Preterm births, low birth weight babies declined in 2011, report says

6/21/2013

 

Young Children With Depressed Moms Benefit From Group Care
Group-based child care reduces the risks for internalizing problems in young children

6/19/2013

 

Day Care May Help Kids of Depressed Moms
They showed fewer signs of emotional problems if they weren't cared for solely by their mother

6/13/2013

 

Dads Who Bond With Kids Help Keep Marriage Strong
Sharing housework also key, study found, as is open communication with spouse

6/11/2013

 

More Evidence Shows Breast-Feeding Helps Babies' Brains
MRI study showed increased growth in areas related to language, emotional function, motor skills

6/3/2013

 

Infant Care May Help Explain Race-Linked Obesity Gap
Black, Hispanic infants in study had solid foods sooner, more sugary drinks, less sleep

5/13/2013

 

A Little Formula Might Help Breast-Feeding for Some Babies
Early study looked at newborns who were losing weight

4/30/2013

 

Study Looks at Vitamin D Needs in Breast-Fed Babies
Supplements helped infants meet recommended blood levels to support bone health

4/19/2013

 

Breast-Fed Kids May Have Low Iron Levels, Study Finds
Complementary foods should include iron-rich items, experts say

4/18/2013

 

Why Carrying Your Baby Calms Him
This quieting effect is an evolutionary win-win, study finds

4/17/2013

 

Women's Hostile Attributions Up Odds of Child Maltreatment
Women's beliefs in pregnancy tied to infant maltreatment, harsh parenting of toddlers

3/29/2013

 

Pregnant Women Under Stress May Be at Higher Risk for Stillbirth
Support for stress should be part of prenatal care, study author says

3/20/2013

 

Study: Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy May Not Affect Baby's Growth
Psychiatrist says untreated depression has health consequences for mother, baby

3/20/2013

 

Women Abused in Childhood at Higher Odds of Having Child With Autism: Study
Researchers speculate that effect on immune system, stress response might explain why

3/20/2013

 

Meth in Pregnancy May Blunt Child's Reaction to Stress: Study
Combination of methamphetamine, troubled home environment muted toddlers' responses

3/5/2013

 

Motherhood May Spur Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior in Some
Symptoms usually temporary, half of the women studied reported improvements after 6 months

3/4/2013

 

Anxiety May Be More Common Than Depression After Pregnancy
Study found nearly 1 in 5 women has postpartum anxiety, but it fades fairly quickly

2/26/2013

 

Mother's Drinking Increases Risk of Infant's Death: Study
Babies of women with alcohol problems during or after pregnancy had three times the risk of sudden, unexplained death

2/20/2013

 

Many Younger Parents Weigh Online Doctor Reviews: Poll
But word of mouth still prevails overall

2/18/2013

 

Lower Lung Function in Infancy Linked to Wheeze in Adulthood
Smoking also played key role in respiratory trouble for young adults, study found

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