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Study: Parents still put babies in risky sleep environments

Study: Parents still put babies in risky sleep environments

A study involving videos of slumbering infants found the vast majority of parents placed babies in unsafe sleep environments associated with an increased risk of death despite guidance from health care providers and public education campaigns. The American Academy of ...

How to get more sleep if you have a baby

How to get more sleep if you have a baby

ONE of my patients, Sandra, recently popped in to see me for a routine script. She had come straight in after grabbing three-year-old Polly from day care. Sandra was a mess. Polly has probably slept through the evening less than ...

Frozen embryos may boost pregnancy odds for some women

Frozen embryos may boost pregnancy odds for some women

For some women seeking infertility treatment, the use of frozen embryos rather than fresh ones appears to improve the chances for a successful pregnancy, researchers report. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormonal disorder that causes enlarged ovaries with small ...

Can tech really solve SIDS? It's not so simple

Can tech really solve SIDS? It’s not so simple

When wearable baby monitors burst onto the scene in 2014 , few predicted how successful they'd become. Since then, devices like Snuza , MonBaby , Owlet and Mimo have become common baby shower gifts and early parent purchases, with hundreds ...

How Exercise Can Help Postpartum Depression

How Exercise Can Help Postpartum Depression

By Roma van der Walt When we talk about postpartum depression and exercise, the first thing that comes to mind is the aspect of engaging in physical activities , perhaps getting back in shape. But even now that many parents ...

How Soon Can Postpartum Depression Set In?

Clinical Trial Reveals New Hope For Postpartum Depression

Early results from a phase II clinical trial shows promise for curbing postpartum depression (PPD), a rare but extreme mood disorder which affects new mothers. The bio-pharmaceutical company, Sage Therapeutics announced the early findings of the intravenous drug SAGE-547 last ...

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