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Babies Benefit from Parenting Classes Even Before Birth

Babies Benefit from Parenting Classes Even Before Birth

A short series of classes to help first-time parents learn to support each other through the stressful transition to parenthood has been found to also have a positive effect on birth outcomes. About 10 years ago, Mark Feinberg, a research professor at the Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development at […]

UTHealth research: Teen birth, mental health lead child hospitalizations in Texas

From 2004 to 2010 in Texas, mental illness was the most common reason for the hospitalization of children ages 10-14 while pregnancy/birth was the most common reason for the hospitalization of… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Low birth weight may be linked to disability pension risk among men

Researchers believe low birth weight for men could be linked to an increased risk of transitioning to disability pension, particularly due to mental disorders. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

A very low birth weight ‘may increase risk of later-life psychiatric problems’

Babies born a very low birth weight may be at higher risk of psychiatric problems as an adult but at lower risk of alcohol and substance use disorders, a new study finds. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Pregnant Women with PTSD More Prone to Premature Birth

Pregnant women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at an increased risk of giving birth prematurely, according to a new study. The study, which examined more than 16,000 births to female veterans, found that having PTSD in the year before delivery increased a woman’s risk of spontaneous premature delivery by 35 percent. “This study gives […]

Birth season linked to risk of later-life mood disorders

Our risk of developing mood disorders in adulthood may be influenced by the season during which we were born, according to new research. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Risk of adolescent mental health disorders affected by size at birth

New research from the Copenhagen Centre for Social Evolution and Yale University offers compelling support for the general evolutionary theory that birth-weight and birth-length can partially predict… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Epigenomic Maps Show How Brain Circuits Change From Birth To Adulthood

For the first time, by mapping the epigenome of the human brain, scientists have revealed some large-scale changes that take place in human brain circuits from birth to adulthood… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Destination: Women’s Birth & Wellness Boutique – WRAL.com

Destination: Women’s Birth & Wellness Boutique – WRAL.com

Posted: 8:20 p.m. yesterday I usually feature a playground or museum exhibit or other destination for families in this space on Friday. Today, we’re doing something a little bit different. For six years, the Women’s Birth & Wellness Boutique in Chapel Hill has served new and expecting moms and their families with hard-to-find items – […]

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