Tag: moms

Overdose, suicide among leading reasons for deaths of new moms

Overdoses and suicides were among the most common reasons for mothers dying within a year of giving birth in California, according to a new study from Michigan State University and the University of California, Merced. Lead author Sidra Goldman-Mellor, a psychiatric epidemiologist at UC Merced, and co-author Claire Margerison, a perinatal epidemiologist at MSU, studied

Guess Why All Your Fave Celeb Moms Are Twinning

If you spent your post-Mother’s Day brunch intermittently napping on the couch and scrolling through Instagram, you’re not alone (Bloody Marys and Eggs Benedict are basically Ambien). That also means you may have noticed something a little strange on your IG feed – all of your fave celeb moms were wearing the same thing! It’s

Opioids: Leading cause of pregnancy-related death in new Utah moms

As the opioid epidemic rages on, one vulnerable group—new moms—have often been overlooked. A new study at the University of Utah Health found that drug-induced death is the most common cause of pregnancy-associated death in Utah. Postpartum women who have previously or currently struggle with substance abuse are at greater risk of overdosing. The research

Is It Safe for Breastfeeding Moms to Use Marijuana?

Considering that marijuana is the most frequently used recreational drug among breastfeeding moms, experts know surprisingly little about what impact pot might have on nursing babies. But a small new study published in the journal Pediatrics is helping to build on what we do know. The study, which analyzed breast milk samples from 50 mothers who used marijuana,

The Mom's Guide to Seattle

Are you, like me, a parent who’s really into coffee, seafood and Nirvana? Do you, like me, have a child who’s really into… well, Nirvana at least? If yes, then why aren’t you on a flight to Seattle already? If no, still get on that flight. Because even if you’re not a rabid fan of

To Fight Childhood Obesity, Moms to the Rescue

WEDNESDAY, July 4, 2018 — Moms can play a big role in combating America’s childhood obesity epidemic, researchers contend. The key: kids are less likely to be obese if their mothers follow five healthy habits, according to the report from Harvard. The five habits are: eating a healthy diet; exercising regularly; maintaining a healthy body

Researchers partner with moms to overcome breastfeeding obstacles

The message, “breast is best” may be familiar and powerful, but it’s not enough to get some women to breastfeed. A new University of Rochester Medical Center project creates a partnership with mothers who are not likely to breastfeed exclusively, and tries to improve the rates by first understanding their perspective and obstacles. Although Rochester

Pregnant moms and their kids should limit added sugars to protect childhood cognition

A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine has determined that poorer childhood cognition occurred, particularly in memory and learning, when pregnant women or their offspring consumed greater quantities of sugar. Substituting diet soda for sugar-sweetened versions during pregnancy also appeared to have negative effects. However, children’s fruit consumption had beneficial effects