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Mindsets can influence the course of childbirth

Study by the University of Bonn: If childbirth is understood as a natural process, complications are less likely to occur Pregnant women’s attitudes and mindsets can influence the course of


Infants of mothers given opioids after birth are at low risk of harm

Findings provide reassuring evidence for doctors and parents, say researchers Infants born to mothers prescribed opioids after delivery, mostly after a caesarean, are at no greater risk of harm shortly


Maternal obesity can affect foetal development

Research by the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) indicates that changes caused by maternal obesity could lead to adverse health outcomes in childhood Researchers from the UPV/EHU and the


What is colic and how to deal with it

Peter Walker, a UK expert on Developmental Baby Massage, discusses the signs of colic and how to relieve it What IS colic?  Colic is the name given to repeated episodes of


Decades-long suffering from obstetric injuries

Bowel leakage, the need for anal incontinence protection and a restricted social life may cause severe, decades-long suffering among women with obstetric injuries to the anal opening, according to a


Preventative antibiotic during labour ‘saves lives’

A single oral dose of the antibiotic azithromycin given during labour can dramatically reduce the risk of sepsis and death among women following childbirth, according to a large multi-country clinical


Dynamic expression of brain serotonin receptors across the menstrual cycle provides clues about premenstrual dysphoric disorder

A new study in Biological Psychiatry, published by Elsevier, explores the interplay between the serotonin system and estradiol in the brain, showing that the central nervous system in patients with


Expectant mums benefit from new maternity induction suite

Expectant mums from Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire are benefiting from a new induction suite at University Hospitals of North Midlands. The induction of labour suite at Royal Stoke University Hospital features


What makes the immune systems of prematurely born babies susceptible to deadly infections

LMU physician Markus Sperandio has discovered why the immune system of prematurely born babies is not working properly after birth. Every year, thousands of babies in Germany are born many