The direct effects of COVID-19 disease on pregnant women, newborns and children are acknowledged. But the indirect effects of the pandemic have been equally devastating.
A panel of experts has urged caution regarding paracetamol during pregnancy. But that doesn’t change current advice to discuss pain relief with your doctor or pharmacist.
Globally, experts are beginning to recognise that focusing on one aspect of food overlooks the trade-offs or sacrifices people make.
The health and wellbeing effects will go beyond the direct impact of war-related fatalities, and are likely to last for years after peace is fully restored.
Male involvement in prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV is key for the uptake of services and retention in care. When men are involved, HIV exposed or infected children do better.
Measures put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 may worsen the already poor access to quality maternal health services in parts of the continent.
Mobile health apps, teleconferencing with experts and thoughtfully designed educational platforms can all help families during the chaotic and confusing early years.
It’s easy to worry if your child doesn’t seem to be developing as quickly as their playmates. But trust your ‘niggles’ and watch out for ‘aha’ moments. Our research shows they’re often right.
Women with diabetes are at high risk of pregnancy complications. But there is a lot women can do to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
Children’s right to health is paramount: here’s what needs to be done to build a child-centred health care system.
Fat shaming is harmful to all women, but pregnant women face a particular danger. Shaming affects not only their health but also that of their children.
When governments have evidence, they are better placed to develop health policies and programmes.
It’s difficult to keep track of the medical records of patients on the move and some may be lost to follow-up, presenting further public health challenges and population-wide risks.
Encouraging your baby to be active can improve their health in other areas too.
A remote medicine program in Saskatchewan allows acutely ill children and pregnant women to be treated by specialist doctors, without leaving their communities.
Each year an estimated 100 000 women have complications during childbirth which leave them with obstetric vaginal fistula.
The shift from daylight saving time will leave kids’ body clocks an hour “out of sync”, in a similar way to jet lag. Here are some evidence-based strategies to deal with this.
Domperidone raises levels of prolactin, which increases the production of breast milk. It’s safe for mothers and babies, but not all women will experience the same increase in milk volume.
Meningococcal is a rare but very serious infection that can lead to blood poisoning and brain infection. But no single vaccine protects against all the strains.
Parental well-being is being adversely affected by baby advice which isn’t backed by evidence.