Abortion not interlinked with increased depression risk, states study

Abortion not interlinked with increased depression risk, states study

Researchers examined data on 396,397 women born in Denmark between 1980 and 1994, including 30,834 who had an abortion and 85,592 who had a baby. Overall, 15 per cent of the women had at least one antidepressant prescription. Women who had an abortion were 54 per cent more likely to take antidepressants in the year […]

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Tennis star shares her struggles with motherhood and postnatal depression

Tennis star shares her struggles with motherhood and postnatal depression

Serena Williams has powered through her first grand slam appearance since motherhood, but the tennis star has revealed details of the off-court challenges she faced immediately after giving birth. Williams, who is married to the Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, had an emergency caesarean section and experienced life-threatening complications after childbirth, which resulted in surgery to […]

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All you need to know about breastfeeding a surrogate child

Can breastfeeding provide 100% contraception?

There is no doubt that breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for a newborn. Infection rates are lower as mother’s milk is rich in antibodies. Importantly, breastfeeding enhances the bond between mother and the child. We are also aware that breastfeeding is equally beneficial to the mother as it decreases the chances of post-partum […]

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Teen mother at a higher risk of heart disease, suggests new study

The new study was led by Catherine Pirkle, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Office of Public Health Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu. The first author of the paper is Nicole Rosendaal. Prof. Pirkle and her team examined the data available on 1,047 women from the 2012 International Mobility in […]

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Older mothers giving birth on due date can reduce stillbirth risk

Currently, women who are overdue but well are often given a couple of extra weeks to see if labour will happen spontaneously before doctors intervene. New research suggests bringing forward induction to 40 weeks’ gestation may be a safer option for mothers and babies. The study, in PLOS Medicine, included first-time mothers aged 35 and […]

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Childbirth goes the designer way in Pune

Childbirth goes the designer way in Pune

Childbirth is a celebratory occasion for every family. There was a time when parents-to-be would choose hospitals to deliver their babies based on the reputation of doctors. Now is the age when they look for facilities to enhance the unique experience of childbirth. Parents-to-be in Pune are increasingly opting for boutique birthing centers, with premium […]

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