Psychology & Psychiatry

Nurturing during preschool years boosts child's brain growth

Children whose mothers were nurturing during the preschool years, as opposed to later in childhood, have more robust growth in brain structures associated with learning, memory and stress response than children with less ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mom's maternal identity linked to relationship with child's dad

A mother's maternal identity is closely linked to the relationship she has with her child's father as well as his involvement pre- and post-birth, according to a new study released by University of Georgia researchers.

Psychology & Psychiatry

No psychological risk in children next-born after stillbirth

There is no evidence that children next-born after stillbirth are clinically at risk compared to children of non-bereaved mothers, according to a study published today in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. However, ...

Health

Kids of single moms who later marry reap few benefits

(Medical Xpress)—With roughly four in 10 of all U.S. births now to unwed mothers, a new longitudinal study by Cornell demographers is the first to show that being raised in a single-parent home poses significant risks to ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Effects of teenage motherhood may last multiple generations

The grandchildren of adolescent mothers have lower school readiness scores than their peers, according to a study published February 6, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Elizabeth Wall-Wieler of Stanford University ...

Pediatrics

Infants of overweight mothers grow more slowly

Pregnant women who are overweight or obese can encounter a host of health complications. The added weight also appears to affect how their children grow and develop, at least initially.

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