Play is a crucial element of children’s development.
The women in our study knew that play was important, although they didn’t see it as an independent behaviour to be encouraged or promoted.
The government will provide free child care in a move aimed at ensuring parents, especially in essential services, are able to keep working. More than 945,000 families with 1.3 million children will benefit.
A lack of research is affecting the choices women make during pregnancy, childbirth, and caring for their baby.
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Although research can provide us with useful evidence to help inform our decisions, underfunded research areas still mean that women are being left in the dark.
A woman and baby on a bicycle taxi in Salima, Malawi. Some Malawian men are becoming more involved in childcare.
While not all men are willing to become involved in women and children’s health, some situations force them take on ‘women’s work’.
Author and physician Dr. Benjamin Spock in NYC in 1974.
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The man whose book outsold all others, except the Bible.