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Report updates guidelines on how much weight women should gain during pregnancy

... within the guidelines lowers health risks for mothers and children, though this does not mean that ... guidelines and help women follow them so that mothers and their children will have the best health outcomes possible." Expectant mothers and their care providers need to balance the ...

Society for Prevention Research Meeting in Washington, D.C., May 27-29, 2009

... anytime during the meeting. Low-Income mothers & Pregnancy: How Prevention Science Influenced ... Rooms: Washington / Yorktown Low-Income mothers & Pregnancy: How Prevention Science Influenced ... & Awards Ceremony, Hyatt Regency. Low-income mothers and mothers-to-be would become eligible for a ...

Does mom know when enough is enough?

... of Nutrition Education and Behavior reports that mothers who miss signs of satiety in their infants tend ... the home visits, feedings were observed, the mothers were interviewed, and the child's weight was ... but in a negative directionindicating that mothers who were less sensitive to satiety cues had ...

Differences among exercisers and nonexercisers during pregnancy

... NEW ORLEANSNo one doubts that mothers especially pregnant mothers are among the busiest people on earth. And while ... fetuses are widely known, many expectant mothers do not exercise. A survey examining daily ...

Differences among exercisers and nonexercisers during pregnancy

... NEW ORLEANSNo one doubts that mothers especially pregnant mothers are among the busiest people on earth. And while ... fetuses are widely known, many expectant mothers do not exercise. A survey examining daily ...

Immigrant women may be at higher risk of having a baby with a birth defect

... report that while about six in 10 Canadian-born mothers take folic-acid supplements in the three-month period before conception, mothers from non-western countries China, Northern ... practitioners as we aim to better educate new mothers and prevent neural tube defects in their babies." ...

Mothers of multiple births at increased odds of postpartum depression

... mothers of multiples have 43 percent increased odds of ... nine months after giving birth compared to mothers of single-born children, according to researchers ... the odds of maternal depression, and that few mothers with depressive symptoms, regardless of the ...

Social support during breast-feeding helps humans have more children

... COLUMBUS, Ohio The fact that human mothers have support from family while they're ... new research suggests. Social support helps mothers conserve energy in a way that allows their bodies ... a substantial difference in how much energy new mothers can conserve while they are breast-feeding. ...

Mama whales teach babies where to eat

... that young "right whales" learn from their mothers where to eat, raising concern about their ability ... and chemical isotope evidence to show that mothers teach their calves where to go for food. ... at the University of Utah. "This study shows that mothers teach their babies in the first year of life ...

Miscarriage and infertility treatment increase pre-eclampsia risk

... of Public Health. More than 20 000 first-time mothers from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study ... in the study. Normal risk First-time mothers who had not miscarried or had problems getting ... for pre-eclampsia. It is likely that factors in mothers that cause infertility may also give an increased ...

First trimester smoking linked to oral clefts

... taken at birth, were also retrieved. Their mothers and fathers donated cheek swabs and blood ... from the samples. Four weeks after birth, the mothers in both groups completed a questionnaire about ... and during the first trimester. 42 % of case mothers and 32 % of ...

Eating eggs when pregnant affects breast cancer in offspring

... the discovery in rats by studying females whose mothers were fed varying amounts of choline during ... groups developed mammary cancer, the daughters of mothers that had received extra choline during pregnancy had slow growing tumors while daughters of mothers that had no choline during pregnancy had fast ...

UNC, Yale partner to study effects of cocaine use on mother-infant relationships

... can negatively affect interactions between mothers and their infants. The project's researchers ... of new intervention strategies for helping both mothers and children, and prove valuable to others ... mothers, on a very basic level we can work with mothers to make them aware of why these cries might be ...

Exposing chicks to maternal stress leads to long-term reproductive success

... Do mothers purposely expose their offspring to their own ... with experimentally manipulated low quality mothers to examine how these mothers fared in raising stress-exposed young compared ...

Pregnancy not turning minds to mush: Study

... (CMHR) at ANU suggests that despite fears mothers may have that pregnancy affects their cognitive ... years of the study, 223 of the women had become mothers and 76 had been pregnant at the time of the ... it is something to watch in the future as early mothers may be disadvantaged later on if they do not ...

Natural childbirth linked to stronger baby bonding than C-sections

... of parents from postpartum wards. One group of 12 mothers had cesarean sections and the other delivered ... parenting. The team found that compared to mothers who delivered by cesarean section, those who ... provoke many questions and may help expectant mothers as they consider their options carefully," said ...

Early parenting plays key role in infants' physiological response to stress

... or low in sensitivity, they also videotaped the mothers and their infants playing together for 10 minutes ... found, it didn't appear to matter whether mothers were sensitive or not. However, by the time the ... with the risk form of the gene who also had mothers who were highly sensitive now showed the expected ...

Alcohol binges early in pregnancy increase risk of infant oral clefts

... between 1996 and 2002. The study included 573 mothers who had babies born with cleft lip with or ... palate and cleft palate only; as well as 763 mothers randomly selected from all live births in Norway. The average age of the mostly married mothers was 29 years. ...

Ante-partum bed rest moms get active in Case Western Reserve University study

... weeks of bed rest during pregnancy, new mothers need to rebuild muscles and strengthen their ... and muscle aches and are fatigued while other new mothers seem to bounce back after giving birth. Maloni ... In a prior study on the ability of bed-rest mothers to function after childbirth, Maloni reported ...

Foods high in conjugated linoleic acids can enrich breast milk

... study to find out how long it takes for CLA that mothers eat in foods to appear in breast milk. ... effects. In the study, seven nursing mothers ate cookies made with CLA-enriched butter or with ... were highest between 8 and 28 hours after the mothers ate the CLA-enriched cookies. Nutrition ...

Early cessation of breastfeeding by HIV+ women in poor countries and child survival

... poor countries. In these settings, HIV-infected mothers had been advised that for the best outcome for ... , abrupt cessation of breast-feeding by HIV+ mothers after the first four months of life did not ... abruptly stopped breast-feeding and those whose mothers continued to breast-feed indefinitely, and no ...

Consumption of nut products during pregnancy linked to increased asthma in children

... Expectant mothers who eat nuts or nut products like peanut butter ... and inconclusive Nearly 4,000 expectant mothers from the Prevention and Incidence of Asthma and ... diet is not recommended for most expectant mothers because it risks both maternal and fetal ...

Embryo biopsy does not affect early growth and risk of congenital malformations in PGD/PGS babies

... to do with the babies' diet: "We found that mothers who conceived after PGD/PGS worked less (working 63% of the time) than the ICSI mothers (working 77% of the time) and SC mothers (working 83% of the time); PGD/PGS children were ...

A baby's smile is a natural high

... Laboratory. "The relationship between mothers and infants is critical for child development," ... Strathearn and his colleagues asked 28 first-time mothers with infants aged 5 to 10 months to watch photos ... neutral expressions. They found that when the mothers saw their own infants' faces, key areas of the ...

More than words: childbirth training change improves safety, cuts unnecessary procedures

... in Latin America improve the way they treat mothers during labor and delivery, reducing bleeding and ... makes an incision in the tissue between the mothers vagina and rectum during childbirth. They ... use of the hormone oxytocin which is given to mothers to make their uterus shrink and bleed less to ...

Extreme nausea and vomiting varies among pregnant women from different countries

... mothers born in India and Sri Lanka are three times more ... of Epidemiology, wanted to explore whether the mothers country of birth affected the prevalence of ... overall prevalence of 0.89 percent. Data on the mothers country of birth and education were recorded by ...

How your mother's emotional legacy impacts your life

... demonstrates in THE MOTHER FACTOR: HOW YOUR mothers EMOTIONAL LEGACY IMPACTS YOUR LIFE (Prometheus ... understand the complex legacy imparted by our mothers or its far-reaching impact on our lives. The ... of frustration, love, fear, and hope; our mothers style of parenting as the template for our ...

Possible link between baby swimming and breathing problems in children

... Children with mothers who have allergies or asthma have an increased ... the chest was 40 percent. Among children of mothers with asthma and allergy, 44 percent of those who ... and experienced tightness and wheezing who had mothers with asthma and allergies. - The difference ...

Negligent, attentive mouse mothers show biological differences

... to care for her offspring. By comparing the good mothers to their less attentive relatives, the group has ... psychology professor Anthony Auger. Good mouse mothers suckle, groom, and protect their pups, while ... study, in which pups born to previously nurturing mothers and previously ...

Moderate prenatal exposure to alcohol and stress in monkeys can cause touch sensitivity

... 38 5- to 7-year-old rhesus monkeys born to mothers who either drank a moderate dose of alcohol every ... and a stiff brush. They found that monkeys whose mothers had not been stressed or consumed alcohol got used to touch over time, while monkeys whose mothers had been stressed grew more disturbed by touch ...

For nutrition info, moms like the Web best

... pamphlet, according to a study of low-income mothers reported in the January issue of the Journal of ... Lansing, the researchers presented 155 low-income mothers with nutrition information in different formats. ... printed pamphlet. Responses suggested that the mothers liked the Web site format best. They paid more ...

Walking tall to protect the species

... grows. Newborns are carried clinging to their mothers stomach, often with additional support. Months ... are carried over the adult body usually on the mothers back, and this carrying pattern lasts for years ... as infants were no longer able to cling to their mothers body hairs. In the authors opinion, safe ...

MIT: Prenatal arsenic exposure detected in newborns

... MIT researchers have found that the children of mothers whose water supplies were contaminated with ... The evidence comes from studies of 32 mothers and their children in a province of Thailand that ... from umbilical cords at birth. The exposure of mothers to arsenic during their pregnancy was ...

Family conditions may affect when girls experience puberty

... New research shows that greater support from mothers and fathers, as well as less marital conflict and ... coercive parenting, through interviews with both mothers and fathers. The study followed the children ... with greater parental supportiveness (from both mothers and fathers) and less marital conflict and ...

Study reveals possible genetic risk for fetal alcohol disorders

... may also help to explain why some children of mothers who drink during pregnancy suffer birth defects, ... who are exposed to alcohol because their mothers drank during pregnancy have varying degrees of ... reactivity to stress when separated from their mothers at six months for weaning, and determined whether ...

Monkeys use 'baby talk' to interact with infants

... vocalize to young infants, however, the infants mothers infer that the females simply want to play with ... not only with infants, but with the infants mothers as well. They found, for instance, that the ... that, unlike human mothers, the rhesus macaque mothers did not direct grunts or girneys toward their own ...

Mother's little helpers

... that in the superb fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus), mothers benefit more from helping behaviour than their ... with a significant amount of additional food, mothers can afford to skimp on nourishing their eggs. ... breeding bird species. Helper birds offer mothers a form of child-care, says Dr Rebecca Kilner from ...

Mothers give interloper's offspring a head start in life

... the new study has revealed that the difference may have more to do with mothers giving these 'extra pair' offspring a head start. The team from the ... are placed earlier in the laying order. "Our findings indicate that mothers often give extra-pair offspring a better start in life, which can have ...

Effects of maternal exercise on fetal breathing movements

... at the results from pregnant women between 20 and 35 years of age. The mothers were classified as exercisers if they performed moderate intensity aerobic ... per week (moderate to vigorous walking, stationary bicycling and running). mothers in the control category did not partake of a regular exercise routine. The ...

Effects of maternal exercise on fetal breathing movements

... at the results from pregnant women between 20 and 35 years of age. The mothers were classified as exercisers if they performed moderate intensity aerobic ... per week (moderate to vigorous walking, stationary bicycling and running). mothers in the control category did not partake of a regular exercise routine. The ...
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