Feminists have advocated for mothers and the redistribution of responsibilities in the home for years, but after two years of the pandemic, mothers are tired.
Rage is a part of human motherhood, sandwiched between grief and shame. But it can be harnessed to build a better world.
The stay-at-home order appears to have been mostly beneficial for parents, who reported improvement in their co-parenting experience despite the many challenges they faced.
Parents with a newborn were doing significantly better on most parental and relational outcomes during lockdown.
A wine mom is a mother who drinks wine to take the edge off daily tasks associated with motherhood.
The growing popularity of #winemom and its portrayal on social media. Is it humour and empowerment or binge drinking and mental health challenges?
Being a good mother depends on many factors, including the the bacteria in the mouse mother’s gut.
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Microbes can alter the minds of mouse mothers and disrupt their natural instinct to nurture their young.
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There are two things Indonesian policymakers can do to encourage fathers to get involved in the success of exclusive breastfeeding.
Her deep breath has to get to the baby.
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A fetus needs oxygen long before its lungs work and it’s exposed to the air. Some ingenious biochemistry explains how the mother’s blood delivers it.
Even working women who have partners often have to do the most work at home.
Does having children make the goal of fairly dividing work at home more elusive?
What are the rules that make a man a father?
Before the advent of genetic testing, definitions of paternity were primarily social and legal. Science has destabilized these older definitions, but it has not replaced them.
New research has found that mothers may be forgoing medication they need in order to breastfeed their babies.
Mothers are told to stop breastfeeding when taking certain medications – even if they won’t harm their baby.
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.
To raise a healthy baby, mothers should be happy
Making mothers happy is important for the wellbeing of the babies. How can we do that?
Some women, especially with diabetes, are recommended to express milk while still pregnant and to save it for their newborn. But it’s not for everyone.
Hospitals sometimes recommend women express milk towards the end of their pregnancies. But it’s not suitable for all.
Suicide is uncommon during pregnancy – it occurs more frequently when a pregnancy is over.
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The clinical committee reviewing obstetrics services for the federal government’s Medicare review said suicide is one of the leading causes of maternal death in Australia. Is that true?
Modern women are expected to juggle work, homelife and motherhood, mostly by themselves.
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The pressure on new mums can be overwhelming, but culturally they are expected to go it alone.
Bundles of joy.
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Fall in love, have a baby, watch your happiness and satisfaction plummet. Psychology researchers know the transition to parenthood can be rough on relationships.
The BreezeBlock house, designed by Eva-Marie Prineas for her sister.
One of the very first pieces of advice you receive in architecture school is Never Work For Family: the risks are too great, runs the argument, there’s too much emotion and too much money at stake, and…
The diabetes self-test: up to 16% of pregnant women are positive.
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It affects nearly one in five women, and half go on to develop type 2 diabetes. It’s one of the great intervention opportunities that public health overseers keep ignoring.
Nobody’s perfect – not you, and not your kids. And that’s OK.
Feeling guilty and out of your depth as a parent? You’re not alone – and there are ways to turn the guilt you’re feeling into positive changes for your family.
Awareness campaigns encourage perfectionism and unwarranted personal responsibility for events over which new mums may have little control.
Fear-based messages from practitioners and awareness campaigns encourage perfectionism and unwarranted personal responsibility for events over which new mums may have little control.
The UK came 24th in a recent study of the best places to be a mother.
Save The Children’s latest State of the World’s Mothers report highlights the impact of rising inequality on maternal deaths.