There are several health benefits associated with losing excess pregnancy weight.
Your body has been changing over nine months, so naturally it will take a little while to change back. But there are some things you can do to achieve a healthy weight after having a baby.
Roxy Jacenko and daughter Pixie (centre) at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia in 2016. Pixie’s Instagram account has more than 100,000 followers and she has a signature line of hair bows.
A growing number of parents are making money out of their children by turning them into social media celebrities. But the chimera of corporate branding is no antidote for lives lived in precarious times.
Neve Te Aroha Ardern, just three months old, discovers UN headquarters in New York with his father and mother, who holds the highest political office in New Zealand.
The media interest in the New Zealand leader, who gave birth this summer, is an illustration of the difficulties faced by women who choose to pursue a career without sacrificing their lives as mothers.
Mothers who cannot breastfeed are absolutely not failing, rather, they are being failed.
Donated breast milk.
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The ability to help save other babies’ lives can make recovering from a big loss easier.
Demographers struggle to measure unintended fertility.
It’s very difficult to measure whether a conception was intended. But those data are vital to understanding women's choices.
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The opioid crisis in the US has quadrupled the number of babies born addicted to drugs.
Not always simple, but worth it.
Breastfeeding isn't easy, and that's ok – new parents can handle the truth.
One in 7 women suffer depression around pregnancy.
Depression can have a profound impact on mothers and their children. But women often have no idea that they have depression – nor do their medical providers.
Pregnancy and after can be a turbulent time.
Here's how common it is to develop mental health problems in pregnancy or in the first year after birth.
Krish Vignarajah, Democratic candidate for Maryland governor, with her daughter Alana.
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In the past, running for political office and being a mother were seemingly incompatible. A scholar of gender and politics explains why times are changing.
The pain of infertility has not changed, even if modern technologies have.
It's 40 years since the birth of Louise Brown, the world's first test tube baby. But our long read explains how infertility has a much longer history.
A mother and daughter stroll through a Johannesburg suburb.
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It's critical to understand how mothers from all backgrounds navigate obstacles within the city as part of their daily lives.
A working mom, off the clock.
This penalty can amount to more than 15 percent of a mom's paycheck. Ramping up paid maternity leave and high-quality child care would probably help narrow the gap.
Flexible working for family reasons should be celebrated.
Removing the stigma around flexible working can also remove some of the unconscious biases that work against mothers.
At just 18 months old, young children can show biological evidence of added stress.
At less than 2 years old, children of mothers with increasing depressive symptoms can show signs of added stress and quicker cellular aging.
Excessive weight gain during pregnancy increases the risks for mums and bubs.
Women who were a healthy weight before pregnancy should aim to gain between 11.5 and 16 kilograms during pregnancy.
Expectant mothers have long complained of inattention, forgetfulness and reduced cognitive functioning during pregnancy. They weren’t wrong.
New research has found mums can expect to experience cognitive changes during pregnancy.
Oprah Winfrey spoke about the women of the #MeToo movement as she accepted a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes.
At the Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey assured girls that the harassment scandals of 2017 will eventually lead to a brighter future. But deep workplace issues will have to be addressed first.
Mothers need support to manage the demands of a scientific career with their family responsibilities.
Not much attention has been given to how mothers who want to attend workshops and conferences are supported. This simple intervention can boost the presence of women in science.