African woman Breastfeeding

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.

by Staff Reporter

Pregnant woman

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.

by Staff Reporter

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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.

by Staff Reporter

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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.

by Staff Reporter

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.

by Staff Reporter

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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.

by Tanya Diente

Serena Williams

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

Brigitte Nielsen Welcomes Fifth Child Frida At 54

Brigitte Nielsen Welcomes Fifth Child Frida At 54

Brigitte Nielsen gave birth to a healthy baby girl and her first child with husband Mattia Dessi. The baby is also her first daughter and fifth child.

by Tanya Diente

Eva Longoria's Baby Wears A Mini Jersey To Show Support For Mexico In World Cup

Eva Longoria's Baby Wears A Mini Jersey To Show Support For Mexico In World Cup

Eva Longoria dressed baby son Santiago in a soccer jersey to support their team Mexico in the World Cup match against South Korea. Dad Jose Baston also wore a matching jersey and luckily, Mexico won.

by Tanya Diente

Why Pink Gave Her Daughter $100 For A Tooth

Why Pink Gave Her Daughter $100 For A Tooth

Pink allowed her husband Carey Hart to bet a $100 for their daughter Willow's tooth. They agreed to give her the money if she pulled her tooth out in one go.

by Tanya Diente

Good Coparenting: Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan Spotted Together For Their Daughter Everly

Good Coparenting: Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan Spotted Together For Their Daughter Everly

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan were spotted together for the first time since they announced their split in April. The exes reunited for their daughter Everly's pre-kindergarten graduation.

by Tanya Diente

Eva Longoria

It's A Boy! Eva Longoria Welcomes Her First Child Santiago Enrique

Eva Longoria gave birth to a healthy baby boy weighing 6 pounds and 13 ounces. The actress and her husband Jose Baston welcomed their son Santiago at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

by Tanya Diente

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

Chrissy Teigen Shows What Motherhood Looks Like: Breast Pumping In The Car En Route To Dinner

Chrissy Teigen proved that motherhood comes first even during date night with husband John Legend. The model made sure to pump breast milk for baby son Miles before going out for dinner on Father's Day.

by Tanya Diente

Jessica Alba Has A Bad But Funny Parenting Habit

Jessica Alba Has A Bad But Funny Parenting Habit

Jessica Alba admitted that she makes mistakes as a mother, too. She revealed that she has one parenting technique when it comes to her kids when asking her to find something.

by Tanya Diente

Mom Gets Flak After Revealing She Flies Business Class While Her Kids Fly Economy

Mom Gets Flak After Revealing She Flies Business Class While Her Kids Fly Economy

British TV host Kirstie Allsopp received criticisms after she admitted that she lets her kids fly economy while she takes the business class during flights. Netizens said she is neglecting her kids and letting strangers watch over them.

by Tanya Diente

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