Mothers play an outsized role in the formation of their daughters’ dietary habits.
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Adopting healthy behaviors and thought patterns around food and nutrition takes time and intentional effort. But it will lead to more lasting change and positive outcomes than quick-fix dieting will.
The birth of children results in large earnings losses that are not equally distributed within heterosexual couples.
New research shows that women’s earnings are negatively impacted by having children, while men’s aren’t. The effects can be long-lasting and contribute to the gender pay gap.
Karina Gould pauses to talk to reporters as she carries her three-month-old baby, Oliver Gerones, following a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in May 2018.
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Karina Gould’s parental leave is similar to that of many Canadians. Yet there are key differences, and they offer lessons on how parental leave could be redesigned to help more Canadian parents.
Pope Francis baptizes 16 infants in the Sistine Chapel on Jan. 7, 2024, in Vatican City.
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Surrogacy can exploit women, but others may choose to be involved for altruistic reasons. A scholar points out that surrogacy’s ethical value is dependent upon the people and systems who use it.
Looking after a baby during extreme heat events takes a little planning and a lot of patience. Here are some practical steps you can take.
Almost half the study’s respondents found breastfeeding to be a positive experience most or all of the time.
New research sheds light on how autism affects how we feed our babies, and vice versa.
Images from Bernice Eisenstein’s ‘I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors’ and Miriam Katin’s We Are on Our Own.’
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Memoirs about the Holocaust by women emphasize women’s embodied, gendered experiences, and show their intelligence, agency and resolve in the face of Nazi persecution.
Strong, supportive relationships with moms, dads and nonparental caregivers are all vital.
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Psychologists have long focused on the importance of a secure attachment with a mother for healthy child development. A new look supports the value of attachment – but it doesn’t have to be with mom.
The State of the World’s Fathers report found that men reported ‘caring about care.’
The latest State of the World’s Fathers report found a shift in attitudes. In 15 countries, between 70% and 90% of men agreed with the statement, “I feel as responsible for care work as my partner.”
With dads being the primary earners in many heterosexual households, it was often the mother who gave up work to manage extra work at home during the pandemic. But what about heterosexual households where the mother was the primary earner?
While zuranolone represents an exciting advance in the treatment of postpartum depression, many questions about its potential impact remain unanswered.
Amid the fanfare about a new medication for postpartum depression, it’s important to remember that PPD is underdiagnosed and undertreated, and that safe and effective treatments already exist.
Women aren’t often given space to discuss the difficult aspects of motherhood.
Negative emotions, especially regret, are seldom expressed when talking about motherhood.
The language midwives use is an important part of the care they provide.
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Several familiar maternity terms have been abandoned after a consultation with pregnant women and healthcare professionals.
Food insecurity can impact both a mother’s ability or decision to breastfeed, and also the ability to purchase baby formula.
Low-income mothers with infants are struggling with food insecurity, which can lead to long-term health impacts for both mothers and children.
There’s a difference between the fulfilling relationship mothers can have with their children and the patriarchal institution of motherhood.
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Being a mom can be heartbreaking, empowering, scary, fulfilling and everything in between.
Moms get about 25 minutes less sleep each weeknight when their kids’ school is in session.
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Parents spend more time actively engaged with their kids – such as helping with homework or reading together – during the school year than during summer. But the difference is almost three times greater for moms than for dads.
Some trans people find gender euphoria in being mothers and being with family.
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Trans motherhood showcases the unique joys of being transgender, be it through developing a deeper connection with one’s own child or caring for others in one’s community.
Buddhism prizes both compassion and undivided focus – which can be hard to combine.
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The lines between family life and Buddhist monasticism are not so ‘either/or’ as they might seem.
Afenia Shakur (left). mother of Tupac Shakur (right).
From Tupac to Jay-Z, many a rap artist has set pen to paper to pay homage to the women who gave them birth.
Jewish mothers have created ways to celebrate childbirth with rituals old and new.
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Recent generations of Jewish women have looked to reinvent rituals marking the most meaningful moments in their lives, especially childbirth and motherhood.