Women who engage in physical activity in the postnatal period report better mental well-being than those who are less physically active.
Women who are physically active in the postnatal period report better mental well-being than those who are less active, but the pandemic has made exercise less accessible.
Despite claims to the contrary, the real thing cannot be replicated.
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Around the globe, 823,000 child deaths could be prevented annually with appropriate breastfeeding. Formula makers continue to defy a 40-year-old international code on marketing their product.
Health care professionals have to involve expectant fathers
Fathers who attend antenatal care may be keen to support the well being of their partners and children, but are left unengaged and often disappointed.
Isolation and other pandemic stresses can harm pregnant women’s mental health, with effects on their babies too.
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Pregnant women’s experiences can affect their babies’ health, even into adulthood. Researchers know societywide stresses can lead to these long-term consequences – and the pandemic likely fits the bill.
Keeping your baby close – such as in a sling – will soothe them and improve your bond.
Being separated is shown to have a negative impact on wellbeing, and can interrupt bonding with the baby.
While Mother's Day is often surrounded by cloying sentiment, Australian mums have a long history of political activism and forcing social change.
Feelings of guilt often compound the grief that follows miscarriage.
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Miscarriage occurs in 15% to 25% of diagnosed pregnancies, bringing heartache to millions of women, many of whom blame themselves. In most cases, however, miscarriage is due to random genetic errors.
Leadership opportunities for even the most academically successful girls are few.
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A new study found that while becoming a father gave men more leadership opportunities, becoming a mother diminished them for women.
‘The Craft: Legacy,’ to be released this fall, is a remake of the 1996 teen witch film ‘The Craft’ and suggests the continued relevance of punk and goth influences for rebellious teens. Here, detail from the 2020 poster.
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Some horror films explore women’s struggles for empowerment, sexual freedom and self-fulfilment. Six movies show the ghost, bride, mother, vampiress, witch and monster as guises of vengeful women.
East Germany strongly encouraged mothers to participate in the labour market full-time, whereas West Germany propagated a more tradition male breadwinner model.
If governments are looking for a post-pandemic “baby boom” to help populations grow, then they should increase the amount and duration of paid parental leave for both mums and partners.
Distant relatives? Visiting mom during the pandemic may be a risk.
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Is it right to visit family members during the pandemic, even if they say they don’t want you to come? Philosophy may hold the answer.
The design called for plants and play spaces – big improvements over brick and razor wire.
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About half of incarcerated women in the United States are mothers to children under age 18. Natural spaces within a prison can help maintain their mother-child bonds.
Dorothea Lange’s famous Migrant Mother portrait, showing a mother of seven children in California, 1936.
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From Madonna and child to fierce matriarch, mothers have appeared in frame since photography began – even it sometimes they are just part of the furniture.
Every known culture on Earth has special words for kids to call their parents.
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One anthropologist found 1,072 similar words for ‘mom’ and ‘dad’ in the world’s languages. It turns out a mix of biology, culture and encouragement from parents explains this phenomenon.
Babies around the world love ‘baby-talk’ and it can help them learn language too.
New research shows that babies around the world love baby talk — and when adults baby talk to them it is good for their language development.
In places where children die with tragic frequency, the collective grief of parents affects all society.
In many sub-Saharan African countries, 20% of mothers have suffered the death of a child, a new study finds. In Mali, Liberia and Malawi, it’s common for mothers to lose two children.
Self-isolation and physical distancing only add to the problems for mothers with an intellectual disability who are at risk of failing to get the help they need.
Cesarean sections have become more common in the U.S.
The decline in US birth weight is somewhat of a puzzle for public health researchers.
Proper nutrition is crucial for countries and individuals.
Nigeria has an alarming number of stunted children. This can hold back the country’s long-term productivity if there is no intervention.