By Mark Lieber, CNN Updated 1910 GMT (0310 HKT) May 30, 2018 Schizophrenia affects nearly 1% of the world population Complications appear to “turn on” genes in the placenta associated with schizophrenia, study says (CNN)Schizophrenia is thought to be caused by a mixture of genetic and environmental factors. But new research suggests that complications during pregnancy could increase nearly five-fold the child’s risk of developing schizophrenia later in life in high-risk individuals. These complications appear to “turn on” genes in the placenta that have been associated with schizophrenia, the researchers said. “The complications that mattered were very serious obstetric complications…Advocacy, Featured and tagged Boy Abunda, CNN International, Motherhood, Pregnancy, Schizophrenia on .
SOURCE: https://www.smartparenting.com.ph/pregnancy/labor-and-childbirth/6-things-you-can-expect-during-labor-and-childbirth-adv-con?ref=home_feed_1 No matter how many times you’ve discussed your birth plan with your doctor, it’s very likely that you’re going to encounter a few unexpected things on your actual delivery date. When the going gets tough, the best thing an expecting mom can do is to not panic and manage her expectations. Here’s a list of unexpected things you should brace yourself for: You will feel labor pains that do not necessarily mean you’re about to give birth. There are contractions that may come and go in short bursts, which are called false labor pains or Braxton Hicks. They are described as…Article, Featured, Research and tagged Childbirth, Labor, MYNP Research on Motherhood, Pregnancy on .
SOURCE: https://www.smartparenting.com.ph/pregnancy/getting-pregnant/miscarriage-causes-symptoms-a00228-20180305?ref=home_feed_1 In an ideal world, every mother-to-be would have the smoothest, happiest pregnancy. Except, it doesn’t always happen. A lot of women worry about the risks of having a miscarriage, or the loss of a fetus, which typically occurs before the 20th week of pregnancy. According to a 2003 study published in the Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, one in three Filipinas have had at least one pregnancy loss in their lifetime. In the United States, roughly 15 to 20% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. For women who have experienced this heartbreaking loss, the guilt is overwhelming. They think the miscarriage…Article, Featured, Research and tagged Miscarriage, MYNP Research on Motherhood, Pregnancy on .
Bugan Ni-Rosipan March 8, 2017 https://womenwritingwomen.org Vulnerable. The 13-year old was admitted to the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in Davao City not for complicated mumps or gastroenteritis or even severe acne. She was there to give birth. It happened all too often, that unfortunate story of a girl-boy sexual situation that resulted in a kid having a kid, says Freyza Muana, midwife and health provider of the SPMC’s Center for Teens. In her daily rounds through the OB Ward, Muana identifies an average of 6 to 7 girls-turned-mommies and schedules them for counselling at the Center. Based on the Center’s records,…Advocacy and tagged Boy Abunda, Mothers, Pregnancy, Women Writing Women Organization on .
While teen pregnancy rates in most countries are declining, numbers are rising in the Philippines. by Mary Ann Jolley 24 Jan 2018 http://www.aljazeera.com Hundreds of thousands of girls in the Philippines give birth when they’re just teenagers [Al Jazeera] Puerto Princesa, the Philippines – Angela was just 14 the first time she got pregnant. Her boyfriend was 19, and it was her first sexual experience. “I wanted to cry; I was pushing him away. But he said he would take responsibility and that he loved me,” she says. Her first pregnancy ended in miscarriage, but Angela is now a…All and tagged Boy Abunda, Motherhood, MYNP, Philippines, Pregnancy, Teen Mothers on .
https://ph.theasianparent.com/giving-birth-at-home/ There are still women who prefer giving birth at home rather than in a hospital. This article will explore the reasons why women should choose or not choose home child birth. In the past, most women gave birth to their babies at home. But with the coming of modern science, home birth is no longer promoted. Instead women are advised to give birth in hospitals or in birthing centres. Yet there are still women who prefer giving birth at home rather than in a hospital. This article will explore the reasons why women should choose or not choose…Advocacy and tagged Boy Abunda, Home Birthing, Pregnancy on .
By AMANDA MACMILLAN January 10, 2018 http://time.com/50…/acetaminophen-pregnancy-language-delays/ Two-year-old girls whose mothers took acetaminophen during their pregnancies had higher rates of language delays compared to those whose mothers did not, finds a new study. Similar delays were not seen in boys, who generally develop language skills more slowly than girls. The study, published in the journal European Psychiatry, included 754 Swedish women who were interviewed between weeks 8 and 13 of their pregnancies. The women answered questions about how often they had used acetaminophen—an over-the-counter pain and fever reliever, sold as Tylenol in the United States—since they had conceived. They also…News and tagged Boy Abunda, Motherhood, Pregnancy, Secondary Research Data on .
Peter Cary 25 November 2017 http://www.independent.co.uk Average family sizes have been decreasing in England and Wales since the 1930s according to the numbers published by the Office for National Statistics One in five women will never have children, according to the figures iStock The number of children a woman is likely to have while of childbearing age has fallen to the lowest…News and tagged Boy Abunda, Health, Motherhood, Pregnancy, Secondary Research Data on .
By JEFFREY KLUGER March 22, 2017 http://time.com/4709403/older-mother-benefits/ The baby-making dictum is about as old as childbearing itself: Have your children while you’re young; they’re healthier, you’re healthier, everyone’s happier. Maybe, but a growing body of work is showing that while the dangers of later-life childbearing are real for some women, the benefits are also compelling. The latest such finding comes from a new study of 4,741 mothers and children in Denmark, published in The European Journal of Developmental Psychology. Researchers tracked the mom-child dyads longitudinally, checking in when the kids were 7 years old, 11 and 15. Among their findings: older moms generally…News and tagged Boy Abunda, Health, Motherhood, Parenting, Pregnancy, Secondary Research Data on .
Many developed countries in both the West and the East face the serious problem of depopulation because of very low fertility rates. Whereas the replacement rate (zero population growth) is at 2.1 babies per fertile woman, some of these countries have fertility rates as low as 1.2 or 1.3. Their economic problem is obvious. Their population is rapidly ageing and their work force is shrinking. There are stop gap measures like prolonging the working age and getting more and more women into the work force. Some, like China that had long promoted a one-child policy, are now encouraging married couples…Article, News, Research and tagged MYNP Research on Motherhood, Pregnancy, Responsible Parenting on .
April 20, 2016 Abigail Millings (Lecturer of Psychology, University of Sheffield), Angela Rowe (Reader in Social Cognitive Psychology, University of Bristol), Judi Walsh (Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of East Anglia) Evgeny Atamanenko/shutterstock From the marketplace to the workplace, it is mothers who are still perceived as having that “special bond” with their children. This is compounded by advertising and the widely held expectation that it will be mothers who take parental leave. But in a rapidly changing society, is there really any reason to assume…Advocacy and tagged Boy Abunda, Child Development, MakeYourNanayProud, Motherhood, MYNP, Parenting, Pregnancy on .
Waiting for your pregnancy test results to find out whether or not you have a bun in the oven is already a nerve-wracking experience, but hold on to your wits — there are more medical tests you will need to undergo as your pregnancy progresses. Leave your worries behind though — these tests and procedures may be routine (read: normal), but they could save yours and your baby’s lives. Remember that prevention and early detection and treatment is important. Besides, you’ve probably done some of these already, so don’t sweat. 1. Complete Blood Count (CBC) test This blood test measures…Article, Featured, Research and tagged MYNP Research on Motherhood, Pregnancy, Prenatal Health on .
We often get questions via Facebook Messenger asking if they’re pregnant or not (even though it’s a question we cannot answer). There are early signs of pregnancy, but the quickest way to know for sure is to take a home pregnancy test. It detects levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), a hormone produced by a developing placenta. It’s inexpensive and easy to do: Just pee and wait for the results. But how accurate are home pregnancy tests? According to Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel, authors of What To Expect When You’re Expecting, once an embryo begins implanting itself in the uterus, between six to 12 days after…Article, Featured, Research and tagged MYNP Research on Motherhood, Pregnancy on .
Reaching the 30-year-old-mark often comes with well-meaning but not helpful comments about how we need to hurry along that second pregnancy. Or if it’s our first, then we really, really need to act fast so we can have at least two kids. After all, we’ve all read articles about how after the age of 35, the chances of getting pregnant becomes lower and the older we get, our pregnancies are highly likely to be flagged as high risk. In short, a warning to all those women who are starting a family later in their lives: your biological clock is ticking….Article, Research and tagged Fertility, MYNP Research on Motherhood, Pregnancy on .
IMAGE jasminemendiola/Instagram Nothing in life is as big a decision as to have kids. For entrepreneur and makeup artist Jasmine Mendiola, that decision came one year into the relationship with her partner Paolo. Although they were already parents — Paolo has two beautiful daughters, aged 17 and 12, and a 5-year-old son, and Jasmine has a 13-year-old son Mio (who is now cancer-free after being diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia at 5 years old) — the prospect of another baby brought joy to the couple. In 2015, the dream came true when Jasmine gave birth to daughter Amelia Roux, who is now in…Article, Research and tagged Childbirth, Hysterectomy, Modern Family, MYNP Research on Motherhood, Pregnancy, Real Stories on .
One in 100 women suffer from recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), defined as the loss of three or more consecutive pregnancies, and over one-half of these cases remain unexplained. But, for the first time ever, scientists may have pinpointed one of the major causes of multiple miscarriages. Based on examined tissue samples of womb lining from 183 women who have had recurrent miscarriages, researchers from the University of Warwick in the U.K. discovered these women lacked a type of stem cells in their womb lining, which caused the repeated loss of pregnancies. In fact, study lead author Dr. Jan Brosens, a professor of obstetrics…Article, Research and tagged MYNP Research on Motherhood, Pregnancy on .
IMAGE Nicole Hollander-Guidotti Nicole Guidotti knew she wanted to be a mom. But since she was only 25 when she and her husband got married she thought they could take their time trying for a baby. After a year of trying, Nicole decided to consult an ob-gyn. “It was the first in a string of doctors that I would end up seeing,” she recalled. She found out that she had polycystic ovaries and was advised to try and get pregnant soon.It turns out Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) was the least of her problems. In Nicole’s nine-year journey to pregnancy, she found…Article, Research and tagged Fertility, MYNP Research on Motherhood, Pregnancy on .
She is there to help new moms in almost every childbirth. IMAGE MommyKT Shoot Photography Whether you welcome your baby via normal vaginal delivery or C-section, a safe delivery finds us eternally grateful for our support system, from your husband and family to the doctor who helps deliver our children. How many of us though remember our dear nurses? This mom from Indiana is putting the spotlight on them with a raw and heartfelt post tribute to nurses who care for women postpartum. A mom of four and the woman behind the blog Baby Rabies, Jill Krause shared a photo of a nurse…Research and tagged Afterbirth Care, MYNP Research on Motherhood, New Moms, Postpartum Care, Pregnancy on .
IMAGE 2p2play/iStock My family believed in hilot, which I often thought of as pamahiin. But it didn’t stop me from letting my father’s cousin, a hilot expert, do her magic on me after I gave birth. If I remembered it correctly, she ran her palm gently on my upper chest area outwards from the cleavage, around the breasts, and then at the back area, too, near the neck and shoulders. Of course, hilot is what many now call as a breast or lactation massage, and it’s no old wives’ tale. Nursing moms rave about its benefits today. “When done properly, breast massage can be…Research and tagged Breastfeeding, Lactation Massage, MYNP Research on Motherhood, Pregnancy on .
https://brightside.me/inspiration-health/scientists-reveal-the-best-age-for-motherhood-284960/ Raising a child is a precious and wonderful journey that can bring happiness and joy as well as challenges and worries, regardless of your age. So is there such a thing as the “right time” to become a mom? New research has found that getting pregnant after the age of 35 has great benefits. The average age of women becoming mothers for the first time keeps going up. And this is not just a matter of fashion. Women in their 30s and 40s feel much safer and more determined, and they are more likely to be secure in their relationship and career. Historically, pregnancy after the age of 35 is considered risky. However, science is discovering new benefits related to late pregnancies. It has been previously proven…News and tagged Boy Abunda, Motherhood, Pregnancy, Secondary Research Data on .
Katie – Wellness Mama July 19, 2017 https://wellnessmama.com Psssst. I want to let you in on a little secret. If you’re feeling a little, well, freaked out about all the weird or scary things that might happen during birth, you’re not alone. I remember spending tons of time researching and reading and attempting to empower myself before going into labor with my son, and still having a major case of the jitters. There were just so many unknowns; I wasn’t sure if I’d ever be ready. Of course, it didn’t really matter if I was ready, because that baby was…News and tagged Boy Abunda, Childbirth Fears, Healthy Pregnancy, Make Your Nanay Proud, Motherhood, MYNP, Pregnancy on .
The liquid gold doesn’t just benefit your baby. It’s good for your health, too, moms! by Rachel Perez IMAGE David Leo Veksler/PIxabay You already know why breastfeeding is best for your baby. There are its undisputed benefits — antibodies that protect newborns from illnesses and cash savings that could have been spent on formula and sterilizer. But it’s also not a secret that moms get a lot of perks from breastfeeding. In fact, in the news today, a recent analysis of 17 past studies found that women who breastfeed their children for six to nine months reduce their risk of endometrial cancer by 11…Research and tagged Breastfeeding, MYNP Research on Motherhood, Pregnancy on .
The wonders of breastmilk never cease to amaze us! You know this by now: breastmilk* is unanimously advocated by health experts and professionals around the world as best for your baby. But there are many other things about breastmilk that perhaps you didn’t know, which we’d like to tell you about. You’re bound to find these facts absolutely fascinating! 1. Breastmilk can potentially cure cancer Proteins in breast milk can kill cancer cells. A Swedish professor and her team have found out after decades of research that a special protein in breastmilk has the ability to kill cancer cells without harming healthy cells! …News and tagged Boy Abunda, Breastfeeding, Make Your Nanay Proud, Motherhood, MYNP, Pregnancy on .
A POINT OF AWARENESS By Preciosa S. Soliven The Philippine Star September 27, 2012 (1st of 2 parts) Decades ago, on my way home from a study grant in London and Edinburgh, I found the late Fr. Horacio de la Costa as my seatmate on the plane. I found out that his family spoke Spanish quite fluently, which enabled him to do research on Philippine history in the rich archives of Madrid. This was a few years before the Jesuit priest passed away. I recall still how he sadly noted that no one has written up…News and tagged Boy Abunda, Motherhood, PhilStar, Preciosa Soliven, Pregnancy on .
by Devan McGuinness https://www.everydayfamily.com (Image adapted via Flickr/ abardwell) Cravings are an expected symptom of pregnancy and one that many women think about as they’re waiting for those two pink lines to show up. Some cravings are not healthy (like if you have pica), while others, in moderation, are totally OK. I had some crazy cravings in my earlier pregnancies–like weird! With my first pregnancy, I couldn’t get enough orange juice and drank so much of it I thought I was going to turn orange. I also had a big craving for something stranger–something that I enjoyed often…News and tagged Boy Abunda, Motherhood, MYNP, Nanay, Pregnancy on .