Initial findings from the UKOSS (UK Obstetric Surveillance System) study on COVID-19 and pregnancy are available in pre-publication format today.
A longitudinal study from the United State of 3600 participants has found that children who experience trauma, abuse, neglect and family dysfunction are at increased risk of having heart disease in their 50s and 60s.
A new study from the University of Maryland in the US provides evidence that infant temperament can predict personality in adulthood.
As reports come in from America of mother/infant separation at birth under COVID-19 controls, new research from Florida University is particularly important.
A study from Toho University in Tokyo looked at how the heart-rate of children over four months and under one year of age responded to a hug from a parent and from a woman whom the children did not know.
The authors of a study of pre-school age children’s use of mobile devices has recommended that use of screens, and of smartphones and tablets in particular, should be limited.
A study from the University of Queensland in Australia has demonstrated that eating vegetables regularly before pregnancy lowers the risk of having a premature birth.
The NHS has released the “Clinical guide for the temporary reorganisation of intrapartum maternity care during the coronavirus pandemic” addressing the significant challenge for the NHS of the coronavirus pandemic while balancing the need to continue to deliver a safe maternity service.
Today (2 April 2020) more than 40 organisations from across the mental health, homelessness, violence against women and girls (VAWG), criminal justice and women’s sectors have written to the Prime Minister to demand that the most disadvantaged women are not ignored by the Government during this pandemic.
Antenatal teachers provide expectant parents with an invaluable forum for sharing their fears, exchanging information and for learning strategies to help them have as happy and healthy a pregnancy as possible.