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News tag: motherhood


Mothers’ health linked to child’s risk of obesity

2 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
How healthy a mother is before conceiving influences the chances of the child becoming obese later in life, a new study claims. The University of Southampton study indicates that experiencing many “risk factors” early in life is a strong predictor of having weight problems or being obese in childhood. The…


Australian women over 40 enjoying motherhood more than ever

24 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
More Australian women over 40 are getting pregnant than ever before, a new report shows. According to Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2011 an impressive record of 12,800 babies were born to mothers over 40, a staggering increase from 7,100 births aged over 40 in 2001. The news is both…


Mothers repeat their bonding experience with newborns

3 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Troubled maternal relationships have a negative effect on levels of oxytocin hormone in women, who are more likely to face increased problems in bonding with their own newborns, a new study found. Researchers at UNSW infer that trust pathways between mother and child are created in infancy, and the quality…