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Ultrasound in 1st trimester of pregnancy linked to autism – study

Having that first ultrasound can be an exciting experience for parents, but it comes with a serious risk, according to a new study: ultrasound …

Mom Donates 131 Gallons Of Breast Milk After Losing Son

To give her sick baby boy the best odds possible, Demi Frandsen maintained an incredibly strict nursing schedule. Although Leo didn’t make it, …

How Breastfeeding Immediately After Birth Can Save Lives

In honor of Breastfeeding Awareness Month, UNICEF is driving home the importance of immediate breastfeeding after baby is born. Beyond the brain- and …

Breast Feeding

Olive Oil And Hair Care

<i>Photo credit: Alicia Cho, Paul Delmont</i><p>Thrive Market<p>Between the chemicals in shampoos and conditioners, the blow drying, heat treating, and dyeing, hair takes quite the beating.<p>Whether you have split ends, dry and weak strands, dandruff, or just a tangled mess, the likely culprit for almost all …

Phenylketonuria (PKU) and Your Baby

Understanding the signs and symptoms of phenylketonuria in infants.<p>Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a serious condition caused by a genetic mutation in which …

Blood Tests

Vaginal birth comes with risks too – so should it really be the default option?

When it comes to childbirth, vaginal delivery is often assumed to be the best thing – women have, after all, done it for thousands of years. But …

Pregnancy

21 Secrets Midwives Will Never Ever Tell You

We really have seen it all. Quite literally.<p><i>This post was compiled with the help of an NHS hospital midwife. Also H/T studentmidwife.net.</i>

Pregnancy

Labor Intensive: The Way Childbirth Used to Be

(Image credit: Luc Melanson)<p><i>Childbirth is no picnic. But at least it no longer involves chickens and weasels.</i><p>Giving birth is hard. Or so I’ve heard. …

'I see happiness': Mom celebrates breastfeeding with pre-mastectomy photos

A poignant photo series tells the story of a heartbreaking end to a new mom's blissful journey and the start of the battle she is about to begin. Shining through the images is pride and joy; the unbreakable bond between mother and child; a strong and loving young family.<p>For first-time mother …

Zika virus infects human placental macrophages - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

One of Zika's mysteries is how the virus passes from an infected mother, through the placenta, to a developing fetus. The route may not be direct …

This $1 Cup Could Prevent Millions Of Babies From Starving

Babies who don't have a sucking reflex often can't breastfeed.<p>A baby born with a cleft palate in an underserved country could very well starve to death just because she has problems sucking.<p>But that baby, along with 7.6 million preterm infants in Africa and Asia, could be saved once a simple $1 cup …

This mom has no idea why the internet is freaking out over her breastfeeding Instagram

When 21-year-old army wife Naomi Jael Covert uploaded an Instagram photo of her breastfeeding at a wedding, she had no ulterior motives. Yet, that …

Breast Feeding

Funding shortages force NHS to cut caesareans, coroner suggests

Funding pressures on the NHS are forcing maternity wards to favour natural births over more costly caesareans, risking the lives of some mothers and babies, a senior coroner has warned.<p>Andrew Walker said there appeared to be a financial reason for favouring vaginal birth in the June 2015 delivery …

Physiology

Father's Age and Lifestyle Associated With Birth Defects, Review Reports

<i>Summary: A new review reports on associations between birth defects in offspring and its father’s age, alcohol use and other environmental …

Child mothers share their harrowing stories in striking new photo series

Fourteen-year-old Mulenga wants to play, but she can't find the time. She's too busy being a mother.<p>Mulenga, from Zambia, is one of 2 million girls …

Pregnancy

Powerful photos: Home birth after two c-sections

Shares 11<p>Hillary Randall knew the doctor she was seeing during her first pregnancy “was and is still c-section happy.” At 39-weeks and 4 days, he …

We need to find the courage to talk openly at work about the impact of miscarriage

It happens to one in four pregnancies and is more likely to have an effect on a woman’s life than breast cancer and ovarian cancer. But miscarriage is rarely, if ever, discussed openly.<p>It is Mother’s Day next Sunday in Australia. Across the country, while many families will be celebrating, there …

Pregnancy

UK’s first miscarriage research centre 'to help 24,000 women' every year

UK baby charity Tommy’s has opened Europe’s biggest research centre dedicated to preventing early miscarriage - and says it aims to help tens of …

Pregnancy

Microbirthing and the Microbiome Effect - Charlotte Philby

Something happens during a C-section which has the potential to affect the baby’s lifelong health<p>The human microbiome is the community of trillions …

11 Birth Photos That Give The Placenta The Glory It Deserves

These images may be considered NSFW.<p>When Dutch birth photographer Marry Fermont documents labor and delivery, she likes to take photos of the placenta or "afterbirth."<p>"I find it so fascinating that ... without this organ, there would be no baby," Fermont told The Huffington Post, emphasizing the …

There is nothing wrong with a C-section – so let’s quit judging other mothers

Ladies! How do you know you are good at this mothering schtick? Is it from how happy and healthy your children are? Please. The judgment is passed before your child’s feet have touched the ground: it’s all in the way you gave birth to them.<p>A spectacularly stupid story recently ran in several …

Pregnancy

I Need an Abortion That I Don’t Want

To think that a mother is going through what I’m going through, in a state without fair abortion access, is unacceptable.<p><i>This post was originally</i> …

Pregnancy

5 ways you can have a pain-free pregnancy and birth

Morning sickness, heartburn and haemorrhoids, high blood pressure, swollen feet and muscle aches and pains, are just some of the things that go …

Pregnancy

Early Relationships: The Fourth Vital Sign

Respiratory rate, heart rate, blood pressure- these are the three vital signs that those on the front lines of health care are well trained to …

Pregnant And Addicted: The Tough Road To Family Health

Amanda Hensley started abusing prescription painkillers when she was just a teenager. For years, she managed to function and hold down jobs. She even quit opioids for a while when she was pregnant with her now 4-year-old son. But she relapsed.<p>Hensley says she preferred drugs like Percocet and …

Caffeine linked to miscarriage and dad's habit matters, too

A new study has linked caffeine with miscarriages.<p>People who drink more than a little caffeine when they’re trying for a pregnancy are more likely to lose that pregnancy early on, the study found. And that goes equally for men or women.<p>When either men or women drank three or more cups a day of …

Breast milk and its impact on maturation of the neonatal immune system. - PubMed

PURPOSE OF REVIEW:<p>This article aims to review the evidence that breast milk can actively shape neonate gut immune system development toward a mature …

Complicated Birth and the Triumph of Breastfeeding

Mar 19, 2016<p>Riva Soucie, Raleigh, NC, USA<p>Photos: Amber Jones<p>“What kind of birth experience do you hope for?”<p>A sweet, soft-spoken doula was sitting in …

The Lost Art of the Vaginal Breech Birth

Raychel had planned to birth her fourth baby, Silas, at home. Only four days before her due date, she found out he was frank breech. There is a …

Pregnancy