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Maternal diet during pregnancy may modulate the risk of ADHD symptoms in children

Association found between omega-6:omega-3 ratio in the umbilical cord and the appearance of ADHD symptoms

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C-sections are seen as breastfeeding barrier in US, but not in other global communities

Indigenous Mexican mothers practice prolonged breastfeeding even after C-sections and their babies benefit

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Research finds simple urine test allows for rapid diagnosis of world's deadliest pregnancy-related conditions

Researchers with The Ohio State University College of Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital have found that a simple urine test can rapidly detect one of the world's deadliest pregnancy-related conditions, which could have a major impact on global health.

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Smoking during pregnancy doubles the risk of sudden unexpected infant death (IMAGE)

Smoking during pregnancy doubles the risk of sudden unexpected infant death

The first findings to result from a collaboration between Seattle Children's Research Institute and Microsoft data scientists provide expecting mothers new information about how smoking before and during pregnancy contributes to the risk of an infant dying suddenly and unexpectedly before their first birthday.

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Mom-to-mom phone calls lift breastfeeding rate

Telephone support study findings released

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Exclusive breastfeeding lowers odds of some schoolchildren having eczema

Children exclusively breastfed for the first three months of life had significantly lower odds of having eczema at age 6 compared with peers who were not breastfed or were breastfed for less time, according to preliminary research presented during the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2019 Annual Meeting.

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Mothers with children taken into out-of-home care at risk of poor prenatal care in next pregnancies

Mothers whose first child was taken into care were found to have inadequate or no prenatal care during subsequent pregnancies, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

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A mom's support helps a child learn to handle negative emotions, but what if mom is distressed?

Handling a poorly timed tantrum from a toddler--such as in the middle of the grocery store--is never an easy task. It could serve as a teachable moment for a mom to help her child learn to manage his own emotions.

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Intervention can boost rates of exclusive breastfeeding

Interventions which educate and support new mothers in West Africa to exclusively breastfeed (where infants are only fed breast milk) can significantly increase the practice, according to new research published in The Lancet Global Health.

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How to classify high blood pressure in pregnancy?

According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 6 - 8% of pregnant women experience hypertension. High blood pressure during pregnancy is associated with a number of risks to the woman and fetus, including low-birth weight infants, preterm birth, problems with the placenta, heavy bleeding, heart defects and other congenital anomalies, and in the most severe cases death.

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Certain characteristics linked with depression before and after giving birth

Depression during pregnancy and following childbirth (perinatal depression) is a common and potentially severe condition. In a Journal of Neuroscience Research study, researchers examined subgroups of women followed from pregnancy to six months postpartum, for example comparing those with depression only after childbirth with those experiencing depression during pregnancy.

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New data suggests nicotine while pregnant alters genes

The Akay Lab biomedical research team at the University of Houston is reporting in the journal Nature Scientific Reports that a possible cure for addiction may be found by following the pathways of significantly altered dopamine neurons in newborns who were chronically exposed to nicotine in utero. The findings of the altered neurons come from recordings of dopamine and non-dopamine neurons in the brain's addiction center, called the ventral tegmental area (VTA), following chronic nicotine exposure during pregnancy.

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Placentas adapt when mothers have poor diets or low oxygen during pregnancy (IMG)

Placentas adapt when mothers have poor diets or low oxygen during pregnancy

Cambridge researchers have discovered the placenta regulates how much oxygen and nutrients it transports to babies during challenging pregnancies.

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Long periods of undisturbed sleep during pregnancy may be associated with stillbirth

ANN ARBOR, Mich.- Sleeping more than nine hours per night during pregnancy may be associated with late stillbirth, a new Michigan Medicine-led international study suggests.

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Scientists identify new genetic causes linked to abnormal pregnancies and miscarriages

Scientists identify new genetic causes linked to abnormal pregnancies and miscarriages

Scientists identify new genetic causes linked to abnormal pregnancies and miscarriages

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Stress over fussy eating prompts parents to pressure or reward at mealtime

Study: Stress over fussy eating prompts parents to pressure or reward at mealtime

Stress over fussy eating prompts parents to pressure or reward at mealtime

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The Spotlight Is On Hilary Duff's Baby Bump In Mommy-Son Photo

The Spotlight Is On Hilary Duff's Baby Bump In Mommy-Son Photo

Hilary Duff gave fans a look at her growing baby bump during a beach outing with her son Luca. The excited mom is anticipating the birth of her baby girl.

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Serena Williams Misses Her Daughter's First Steps, And Now Twitter Is Showing Her A Lot Of Love

Serena Williams shared her sadness at not being able to see her daughter walk for the first time because she was at the court training. Fans shared their messages of support and understanding to the new mom.

by Tanya Diente

Check Out Chrissy Teigen Breastfeeding Miles And Luna's Baby: I Guess I Have Twins Now

Check Out Chrissy Teigen Breastfeeding Miles And Luna's Baby: 'I Guess I Have Twins Now'

Chrissy Teigen joked about having a third child to breastfeed in a recent social media post. She shared a photo of herself breastfeeding son Miles and daughter Luna's toy doll.

by Tanya Diente

This Video Of A Mom Seeing Her Baby Hear For The First Time Is Going Viral

This Video Of A Mom Seeing Her Baby Hear For The First Time Is Going Viral

Anna Esler said she was overwhelmed with thankfulness when she saw her deaf daughter respond to sound for the first time. The mom cried after her child's cochlear implants had been activated.

by Tanya Diente

Jersey Shore's Deena Cortese Is Expecting A Baby Boy With Husband Chris Buckner

Jersey Shore's Deena Cortese Is Expecting A Baby Boy With Husband Chris Buckner

Deena Cortese is pregnant with her first child with husband Chris Buckner. The 'Jersey Shore' star shared the exciting news with a photoshoot that revealed that she is in her second trimester.

by Tanya Diente

Check Out Chrissy Teigen Breastfeeding Miles And Luna's Baby: I Guess I Have Twins Now

Chrissy Teigen Posts Photo Of Baby Miles, Tells Fans She's 'All For Talking About IVF'

Chrissy Teigen shared an adorable photo of son Miles and answered questions about IVF in a recent Instagram post. The mom-of-two said that she wants to share her success story with IVF to inspire people.

by Tanya Diente

Chip, Joanna Gaines Welcome Fifth Child: Meet Crew Gaines

Chip, Joanna Gaines Welcome Fifth Child: Meet Crew Gaines

Chip and Joanna Gaines welcomed another son to their family and named the baby Crew. The newborn is the couple's first son whose name doesn't start with the letter D.

by Tanya Diente

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