Tuesday , 24 October 2017

Pregnancy & Birth

Science Says Pregnancy Changes Women’s Brains — Women Everywhere Say ‘No Sh*t’

A new study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience shows that pregnancy reduces certain areas of our brain’s gray matter. It looks like the areas being reduced probably affect how a pregnant woman interprets the actions, intentions, and feelings of others — and these symptoms can last up to two years.  And to that I say, well, no shit, science. New mothers are so focused on keeping …

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‘Fed is Best’: Photo series highlights the beautiful ways moms feed their babies

Photographer Mikaela Bodkin believes that when it comes to baby feeding, what’s important is that moms and babies are happy and healthy — not whether they choose to breast or bottle feed their infants. In her photo series, “Fed is Best,” Bodkin shows images of women feeding their babies in a variety of ways, from breastfeeding to exclusively pumping breastmilk. “There’s a …

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This Mom Battled Cancer While Pregnant And Her Photos Are So Inspirational

These photos of a woman who battled breast cancer through her pregnancy are raw, amazing and proof that women are capable of anything. Kimi Maxwell was pregnant for the second time when she received a devastating diagnosis: She had cancer. But she wasn’t about to let that define her experience: Maxwell fought hard throughout her pregnancy. Many cancer patients are faced with …

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Transgender man shares his joy after giving birth to a baby son with his gay husband after suffering a devastating miscarriage last year

A transgender Oregon man is overjoyed after giving birth to his first biological child this month. Trystan Reese, 34, was born a girl — but despite beginning hormone therapy a decade ago, he has kept his ‘original parts’, enabling him to get pregnant. Now, after experiencing the heartbreak of a miscarriage last year, he and his husband Biff Chaplow have finally …

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Before Motherhood And After: This Is How You Lose Yourself

Many people will come forth to give you advice before you enter the world of motherhood for the first time. They will tell you things like, “Travel now,” and “Sleep while you can.” If you’re lucky like me, they will even warn you about the added company you’ll have in the bathroom or the significant decrease in shower time. You’ll be …

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Grieving mum says Doppler device gave ‘false reassurance’

A grieving mother has warned pregnant women not to use a home foetal listening device that gave her “false reassurance” her unborn baby was alive. Vicki McNelly, 29, thought she heard the baby moving when she used the Doppler kit but her daughter was stillborn the following day. Manufacturers say the kits are safe and should not be linked to …

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