Mothers

Birth control options out of reach for many low-income women

Pregnancy test and contraceptive pills.
Young, low-income women are less likely to use more effective methods of birth control like the pill

Are women getting adequate nutrition during preconception and pregnancy?

Pregnant woman doing salad.
Higher level education was associated with improved adherence to dietary guidelines in pregnant women. Find out more in here

How sperm unpack dad's genome so it merges with mom's

Sperm cell
A new study may give us some insights into one of the most mysterious moments of human conception.

Babies born prematurely can catch up their immune systems

Premature baby in an incubator.
Researchers have found babies born before 32 weeks' gestation can rapidly acquire some adult immune functions after birth.

Household chemical use linked to child language delays

Person cleaning surface.
If their parents use chemicals such as household cleaners, children are more likely to show delays in language development by age 2.

Low-cost 'smart' diaper can notify caregiver when it's wet

A woman adjusts her baby's diaper.
If worn too long, a wet diaper can cause painful rashes, and miserable babies -- and parents

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner expecting their first child

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner.
Here all the details about this great news

Pregnancy and breastfeeding associated with lower risk of early menopause

Mother breastfeeding her baby.
A new study, published in JAMA Network Open, reports that women who have babies and breastfeed may be less likely to go earlier though menopause.

Hearing loss: is your baby showing any of these signs? 

Baby ear
Early identification of hearing loss could help your child reach his maximum potential. Here are some of the signs you should look for.

Here's a possible reason for postpartum depression

Feet of newborn.
A new study shows that having general anesthesia in cesarean delivery is linked with significantly increased odds of severe postpartum depression.

Altruistic babies? Study shows infants are willing to help others

Two little boys sitting on a bench.
Altruistic helping -- the act of giving away something desirable, even at a cost to oneself - is perhaps no more evident than when it comes to food.
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