Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Five ways COVID-19 might reshape maternal health

For years, Illinois Democratic Rep. Lauren Underwood has had a close eye on maternal health, rooted in the experience of grieving a close friend who died three weeks after giving birth to a baby girl.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why you should ask to be screened for postpartum depression

It's not uncommon for new moms to feel an emotional letdown shortly after baby is born. Though symptoms of these so-called "baby blues" can be wide-ranging, they last no more than two weeks and go away on their own.

Pediatrics

Secrets to soothing a cranky baby safely

(HealthDay)—Trying to calm a cranky baby can be stressful for parents, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has an important caution about what not to do.

Health

Returning to intimacy after childbirth

(HealthDay)—"No sex for six weeks" used to be the standard advice following childbirth and, according to many doctors, it is still a good practice to allow healing. But it's not a hard-and-fast rule.

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Mother

A mother, mom, mum, momma, or mama is a woman who has raised a child, given birth to a child, and/or supplied the ovum that grew into a child. Because of the complexity and differences of a mother's social, cultural, and religious definitions and roles, it is challenging to specify a universally acceptable definition for the term. The male equivalent is a father.

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