Neuroscientists know that pregnant mothers’ brains change in ways that appear to help with caring for a baby. Now researchers have identified changes in new fathers’ brains, too.
Telling new parents to do mindfulness tasks with their five minutes of free time might not be realistic – but adding mindfulness to tasks you’re already doing is just a good use of time.
Understanding the evolutionary roots of baby sleep can help parents cope.
Our study is the first to show how common depression is in both parents during and after pregnancy.
Being a parent can be tricky, and many turn to parenting guides for help in figuring out what to do. Two human development scholars have tips for picking a book that will be useful for you.
Most research on the impact of unplanned pregnancies focuses on mothers. So we turned to Reddit to find out what dads really thought.
Here are four thoughts and feelings it’s common to have when you have a new baby.
Parents and managers can work together to plan ahead, avoid returnees feeling excluded and maintain a good work-life balance.
Mobile health apps, teleconferencing with experts and thoughtfully designed educational platforms can all help families during the chaotic and confusing early years.
The transition to parenthood comes with plenty of stress. A psychology researcher suggests that paid family leave could help lift some of the burden – with positive health benefits down the road.
It’s very difficult to measure whether a conception was intended. But those data are vital to understanding women’s choices.
Parents only want the best for their children, but caring for the environment doesn’t happen overnight.
At less than 2 years old, children of mothers with increasing depressive symptoms can show signs of added stress and quicker cellular aging.
Parental well-being is being adversely affected by baby advice which isn’t backed by evidence.
Having a newborn can be rough, whether you’re a mom or a dad. New research ties men’s testosterone to their postpartum depression – with some surprising upsides for their partners.
Watching their babies via webcams eases parents’ anxiety and helps them connect in the absence of physical contact