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Periconception alcohol use

Periconception alcohol use

This longitudinal, population-based study from Victoria, Australia, examined the frequency of periconception alcohol use (prior to becoming aware of a pregnancy) among 289 women who were in the third trimester of pregnancy, and explored whether this correlated with the extent to which the women had used alcohol during adolescence and young adulthood.

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Children at risk for police contact

Children at risk for police contact

A longitudinal cohort study from Australia has demonstrated that the well-known association between mental health problems and contact with the criminal justice system in adults and adolescents can be identified at an earlier developmental stage and extends to police contact for any reason.

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Crawling and water safety

Crawling and water safety

A study from the University of Otago in New Zealand tested babies’ behaviour around a tub filled with water – a ‘water drop-off’.

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Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood

Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood

Today marks the launch of the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood by the Duchess of Cambridge.

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Link between parental education and child mortality

Link between parental education and child mortality

Education has long been considered a core social determinant of health with Sustainable Development Goal 4 focusing on promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all, with a specific emphasis on better education for girls.

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Reducing the caesarean delivery rate

Reducing the caesarean delivery rate

A new study suggests that the caesarean section rate can be lowered by reducing induction rates.

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Young children’s media use during the pandemic

Young children’s media use during the pandemic

A small study from Ohio in the United States of 151 low-income caregivers of children aged 3 to 6 found that the children spent more than six hours a day in front of screens during May and June, 2020.

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Cognitive and motor skills in children born very pre-term

Cognitive and motor skills in children born very pre-term

Children born extremely prematurely, before 32 weeks of pregnancy, continue to show cognitive limitations into their teenage years.

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Maternal stress may influence sex of baby

Maternal stress may influence sex of baby

A study carried out at the University of Granada monitored 108 women from the first weeks of pregnancy through to delivery.

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Mother and Baby Unit for Wales

Mother and Baby Unit for Wales

The only inpatient unit of its kind has been set up in Wales to offer multidisciplinary mental health care to women from 32 weeks of pregnancy until babies are one year old.

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Water birth

Water birth

This retrospective cohort study used routinely collected electronic data from 2015-16 to ascertain the proportion of births recorded as having occurred in water, the characteristics of women who experienced water birth and the odds of key maternal and neonatal complications associated with giving birth in water. 46,088 women in 35 English NHS Trusts were included in the study.

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Start for Life

Start for Life

The UK government has just published its Start for Life review, led by Andrea Leadsom, MP and Early Years Advisor.

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