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Groups, communities help new parents cope: studies

Parenthood is a significant life transition; a time often experienced by new parents as overwhelming and emotionally and physically exhausting - and ...

Fathers are the forgotten factor in parenting interventions

Fathers have substantial impact on child development, well-being, and family functioning, yet parenting interventions rarely target men or make a dedicated effort ...

Study calls into question link between prenatal antidepressant exposure and autism risk

Previously reported autism risk appears to be attributable to mother's illness, not medication ... Full story

Clinical Assessment May Benefit Postpartum Women with Methadone Treatment Changes

A recent study led by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) found that women may not need significant methadone dose reductions in the first three months after pregnancy. ... Full story

Mums trust mums on the net: Australian study

Facebook groups for mothers are overtaking the traditional mums-and-bubs and playgroup environments as a source of trusted advice, and offers a largely untapped marketing tool for businesses wanting to sell their products, an Australian study has found. ... Full story

Pica in pregnant teens linked to low iron

ITHACA, N.Y. – In a study of 158 pregnant teenagers in Rochester, NY, nearly half engaged in pica – the craving and intentional consumption of ice, cornstarch, vacuum dust, baby powder and soap, and other nonfood items, reports a new Cornell study. ... Full story

Is China’s 50% caesarean section delivery rate too high?

Efforts must be made to decrease China’s increasing caesarean section rate, suggests a new commentary published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). ... Full story

Mums trust mums on the net: Australian study

Facebook groups for mothers are overtaking the traditional mums-and-bubs and playgroup environments as a source of trusted advice, and offers a largely untapped marketing tool for businesses wanting to sell their products, an Australian study has found. ... Full story

Surgeries allow baby -- and his parents -- to breathe easy

Physicians at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford treat a baby’s lung cyst in utero. ... Full story

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