motherhood

6 common health issues that affect new mothers

When you have a baby, it’s natural to focus on the child’s health. Although your little one’s development is marvelous, you might also experience changes — and they need attention, too. Many people focus on how to prepare for pregnancy and how to have a healthy pregnancy, but not how to take care of yourself …

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Breastfeeding benefits for mom and baby

Most human babies across the world are fed their mothers’ milk. However, in the United States and some other industrialized nations, many babies are not. Reasons for this took root several decades ago. In the 1950s and 60s, women were often told they “didn’t have enough milk” and that formula was “just as good.” This …

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Uterine transplant nurse tells of overwhelming response to clinical trial

I’ve been extremely blessed to be a mother of two children. In my life there has been no greater joy than being a parent to my son and daughter. As a labor and delivery nurse for more than a decade, I’ve also been able to see thousands of women able to share that same joy. …

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Cutting the umbilical cord? Not so fast, says new research

Throughout history, our ancestors understood the nutrient-rich nature of the umbilical cord and of leaving babies attached to it minutes beyond birth. Some mammals, such as chimpanzees, leave the cord attached for days after delivery, while others slowly chew it off. Now, a new study from Baylor Research Institute shows the science behind those animal …

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