Lindsey Tanner, Ap Medical Writer Published 11:05 pm CDT, Wednesday, August 29, 2018 FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, a week-old baby lies in a neonatal intensive care unit bay at the Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville, Ky. This particular NICU is dedicated to newborns of opioid addicted mothers, that are suffering with newborn abstinence syndrome. The area is kept dark and quiet due to increased production of neurotransmitters in newborns of addicted mothers, which can disrupt the nervous system and overstimulate bodily functions. A study in Tennessee released on Thursday, Aug 30, 2018, found learning disabilities and other special education needs are more common in young children who were born with symptoms from their mothers' prenatal opioid use. less FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, a week-old baby lies in a neonatal intensive care unit bay at the Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville, Ky. This particular NICU is dedicated to newborns of … [Read more...] about Mom’s use of opioids in pregnancy may stunt kids’ learning
Posted on August 22, 2018August 1, 2018By: Priyam Sharda, Design Research Lead for M4ID; Shafia Rashid, Senior Technical Advisor, Family Care International (FCI) Program of Management Sciences for Health“For the first three months, the baby is just blood. There’s nothing there to take care of,” said one Kenyan father-to-be in Kakamega County, Western Kenya, where we were meeting with communities and health care providers to learn about their attitudes toward women’s health, pregnancy and care at health facilities. “A baby is a blessing from God,” said the mother-in-law of a pregnant woman during another community discussion. “He alone knows how it grows.” Using insights from these community discussions, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) worked with M4ID, a social impact design company specializing in development and health, to develop a group antenatal care model that meets the needs of young women, adolescent girls (ages 10–24), … [Read more...] about Can a Human Centered Design Approach to Group Antenatal Care Improve Women’s Pregnancy and Birth Experiences?
TRAGIC texts a "killer dad" sent to his pregnant wife just months before he reportedly confessed to murdering her and their two young daughters have emerged. Chris Watts, 33, sent the moving messages to wife Shanann, 34, on June 19, after she sent him an ultrasound pic showing their third pregnancy. "Little Peanut!! Love her/him already!!!" he wrote in response to the photo she pinged to his mobile phone after looking at the tiny embryo of the child they planned to call Niko. Shanann shared the exchange on her Facebook page writing: "I love Chris! He's the best dad us girls could ask for." The tragic mum frequently heaped praise on her husband, writing on Facebook in April while on a work trip to New Orleans: "He’s my rock!" "He takes care of us girls unconditionally! Thank you baby for holding down the fort this weekend! Love you," she wrote. The Watts family murder - what is known so far: The bodies of Shanann and her kids have been found dumped in a gas compound They … [Read more...] about Tragic texts Colorado husband Chris Watts sent pregnant wife Shanann just months before ‘he killed their unborn child and two young daughters’
Thursday, August 16, 2018 by: Frances Bloomfield Tags: badhealth, badmedicine, C-section, Cesarean section, childbirth, heart disease, lung problems, pregnancy, premature births, women's health (Natural News) Expecting women, beware: Having your babies early can increase their risk of heart- and lung-related complications later in life. This is the warning issued by the researchers behind a recent study, which joins the growing body of work connecting premature births to health risks. Led by Dr. Isabel Ferreira of the University of Queensland, the team examined the cardiorespiratory health of 791 Northern Ireland participants with the ages of 12, 15, and 22. Cardiorespiratory fitness was defined as the body’s ability to supply oxygen to the muscles during physical activity. All of the participants were born within 37 to 42 weeks, the range for full-term pregnancies. For the purposes of their study, the team measured each participant’s maximal oxygen uptake level … [Read more...] about Don’t jack with nature: Electively shortening pregnancy causes higher risk of disease for the child
PUBLISHED: 13:53 06 August 2018 | UPDATED: 13:53 06 August 2018 Mark Boggis The ECCH Family Nurse Partnership beach party in full swing Pictures: East Coast Community Healthcare Archant Young parents and their children had fun in the sun as a special beach party was hailed a success. Sam Hardman and little Nelly with Family Nurse Supervisor Nicole Hobson Pictures: East Coast Community HealthcareThe beach party was organised by East Coast Community Healthcare’s Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) in Lowestoft as babies and toddlers, whose start in life was helped along by one of the family nurses, met up on the South Beach in Lowestoft for a paddle and a picnic.With lots of games and a sandcastle competition adding to the fun, the event proved to be a “real celebration.”Harrison Fuller has fun in the sun with ECCH Family Nurse Lisa Page Pictures: East Coast Community HealthcareThe Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is a voluntary home visiting … [Read more...] about Young families celebrate over paddle and picnic at beach party