First-time mothers as young as 30-years-old in ‘risk zone’

For many women who plan to conceive a child at some point, 35 has been perceived as the magic age when they suddenly enter the risk group. But new research from Sweden suggests this “risk zone” begins much earlier, starting as a woman leaves her 20s.The study, published in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, was […]

Researchers explore how mothers’ blood sugar levels influence child fat

Researchers from Manchester have begun a new study to determine whether blood sugar levels during pregnancy, lower than the level used to diagnose gestational diabetes, influences later levels of body fat in children and development of diabetes in mothers after giving birth. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Nutrition for Expectant Mothers

One of the best gifts you can give your unborn baby is a healthy diet.  The quality of what you put into your body can jump start your child’s physical and mental development.  Focus on essential nutrients and your baby and body will thank you. What should your diet look like? There is no one […]

Maternal singing during skin-to-skin contact benefits both preterm infants, mothers

A mother who sings to her preterm infant while providing ‘kangaroo care,’ or holding with direct skin-to-skin contact, may see improvements in both her child’s and her own health. The finding comes from a study of 86 mother-infant pairs in a neonatal intensive care unit. Infant’s Health News — ScienceDaily

New mothers still excessively sleepy after 4 months, study shows

New mothers are being urged to be cautious about returning to work too quickly, after a study found one in two were still excessively sleepy four months after giving birth. “Sleep disruption strongly influences daytime function, with sleepiness recognized as a risk-factor for people performing critical and dangerous tasks,” an author of the new article […]

Baby-safe hand relief available for mothers

From weird cravings to swollen feet, pregnant women deal with a lot during those nine months. Some women even suffer from hand pain when there are simple, baby-safe options to treat the symptoms. Carpal tunnel syndrome and de Quervain’s tenosynovitis are the two most common causes of hand pain for women who are expecting or […]

Study: Tigers mothers and their critics are both right

Are Tiger Mothers doing kids a favor or a disservice? Is parental pressure a good thing or a bad thing? New research confirms what many cultural psychologists have suspected for a long time: It depends on how a child feels about his parent. Want to get the full story? Click on the headline above. And […]

More mothers are choosing to give birth at ‘home’

Births started in homes, moved to hospitals and are now moving back to homes, at least in the developed world. More parents are choosing places that aren’t hospitals for giving birth — and that presents new risks and complications. A conversation on Oregon Public Radio’s Think Out Loud. Visit site: More mothers are choosing ‘home’ […]

Not spending Mother’s Day with the kids?

by Victoria Merkys posted in Mom Stories Mother’s Day is the one-day a year that mothers are able to do whatever they want, right? So if it’s spending the day without the kids, do you feel guilty or like a bad mom? Admittedly I do. I’ve been a working mom and a stay at home mom…. […]

Happy Mother’s Day: Here’s to you!

by BabyCenter Staff posted in Mom Stories I was on bedrest for seven weeks before my daughter’s birth, so I had a lot of time to think about labor, what my daughter would look like, what she’d be like, whether I could breastfeed, which relatives would visit, and which would drive me nuts. I thought… […]

Next Page »