One-third of toddlers exposed to Zika in the womb suffer developmental problems, study says – The Washington Post

Mothers with children born with microcephaly caused by exposure to the Zika virus wait to see doctors in Recife, Brazil. (Eraldo Peres/AP) Lindsey Bever General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news July 8 A new study of toddlers exposed to the Zika virus during their mothers’ pregnancies found that nearly a third suffered developmental… Read More

Expectant mums must eat healthy as obesity can start in the womb – Khaleej Times

The general “understanding” is that overweight parents are more likely to have overweight children. It is common for doctors to advise couples wishing to get pregnant to maintain a healthy weight. While it does not guarantee fertility, having a healthy weight nonetheless increases the chances of a successful conception. Likewise, the unhealthy behaviour of a… Read More

Nationwide committee to support Japan's single moms to launch July 7 – The Mainichi

Chieko Akaishi, head of nonprofit organization Single Mothers Forum, holds a flyer about a meeting to take place on the day Single Mother Support Dantai Zenkoku Kyogikai will be established, in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward on June 28, 2019. (Mainichi/Eri Misono) TOKYO — A national committee to provide better assistance to single mothers and their families… Read More

C-section boom puts Bangladeshi mothers and babies at risk – La Croix International

Too many hospitals are encouraging expectant mothers to go through unnecessary operations for financial benefits A mother carries her baby during a village gathering in Habiganj in this March 2015 file photo. Bangladesh has seen a 51 percent rise in C-section deliveries, putting the lives of mothers and babies at risk, experts say. (Photo by Stephan Uttom/      On… Read More

Breastfeeding relaxation therapy for mothers helps babies eat more – Yahoo News


Awkwafina Opens Up About Her Mother's Death & Being Raised By Her Grandmother – HotNewHipHop

Awkwafina gets candid about her mother’s early passing. Awkwafina is known as a joyous soul who brings great laughs to all the comedic films she’s starred in so far. The 31-year-old recently opened up to PEOPLE about just why she’s always wanted to make people laugh, something that began from an early age. When Awkwafina was just… Read More

FDA Issues Revised “Advice about Eating Fish for Women Who Are or Might Become Pregnant, Breastfeeding Mothers, and Young Children” – PerishableNews

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing the availability of revised advice about eating fish, which updates advice that FDA and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) jointly issued in January 2017. While it is important to limit mercury in the diets of women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and young children, many types of… Read More

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‘Lucky Seven’ Koala Joeys Peep Out of Mothers’ Pouches at Australian Reptile Park1:24 Seven adorable koala joeys peeped their heads out from their mothers’ pouches at Australian Reptile Park in July, marking the start of a successful breeding season for the zoo. The park dubbed the babies the “Lucky Seven” after keepers confirmed that seven… Read More

CAPA: Mothers Rally To Stop Wiener's 4 AM Bar Bill At Calif. State Assemblymember Mike Gipson's District Office – PRNewswire

The community is concerned because Assemblymember Gipson has received over $85,000 in campaign contributions from alcohol and hospitality industry companies. The community believes public health and safety is being compromised by the influence of this money. The community stands in opposition to state bill SB 58, Senator Wiener’s third attempt in three years to disrupt… Read More

Molly-Mae's Mother Got Engaged And The Islander Has No Idea – Spin1038

Love Island’s Molly-Mae misses her mother’s engagement Molly-Mae’s mother got engaged over the weekend and her daughter has no idea. The islanders have no contact with the outside world so it’s believed she’s unaware of the engagement. Debbie Gordan and her new fiancé Jon Rayner are reportedly celebrating with friends and family at the moment. A… Read More