Tag Archives: Mother’s

Mothers’ gut bacteria could impact future health of children: new findings

THE bacteria in a mother’s gut before and during pregnancy can influence the future health of the offspring. These findings pave the way for women in the future to have their gut microbes tested upon pregnancy confirmation, to determine the prescriptive diet or supplements she needs to obtain a healthy microbiome for her and her infant. BACTERIA HOPE FOR BLOOD ... Read More »

Sex of the baby may play important role in would-be mother’s immunity

Sex of the baby may play important role in would-be mother’s immunity A study reveals would-be mothers, carrying female fetuses may exhibit a heightened inflammatory response that can contribute to sickness-related symptoms, such as achiness and fatigue. According to researchers, women, over the years, have claimed that body of a mother, carrying male and female baby, react differently. The study, ... Read More »

Seven hacks to good health for mothers

IANS | Dec 19, 2016, 05.33 PM IST Seven hacks to good health for mothers (Getty Images) Eat well, stay hydrated and snack smart for good health while balancing pregnancy with busy schedules, says an expert. Poornima Shankar, Senior Research Scientist at The Himalaya Drug Company, gives some tips on how mothers and mothers-to-be can recharge their energy: Striking the ... Read More »

Babies born to mothers with diabetes are often bigger

A recent research conducted by the European Society of Cardiology has found that blood flows preferentially to the placenta instead of the brain in fetuses of mothers with diabetes, hence increasing the size of the infant. “We know that maternal diabetes mellitus affects the fetal organs,” said lead author of the study, Aparna Kulkarni. Adding, “Babies born to mothers with ... Read More »

Mother’s depression may affect kid’s brain development

Mother’s depression may affect kid’s brain development (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Depressive symptoms in women during and after pregnancy are linked to reduced thickness of the cortex — the outer layer of the brain responsible for complex thought and behaviour — in preschool-age kids, says a new study. “Our findings underscore the importance of monitoring and supporting mental health in mothers ... Read More »

Children Inherit Intelligence From Mothers, Says Study

WASHINGTON: Mother’s genes may determine how clever the children will be, whereas the father makes no difference to their intelligence levels, a new research suggests. Women are more likely to transmit intelligence genes to their children as they are carried on the X chromosome and women have two of these, while men only have one. Advanced cognitive functions which are ... Read More »

Breastfeeding May Protect Mothers From Cancer, Heart Disease, Says Study

Breastfeeding May Protect Mothers From Cancer, Heart Disease, Says Study Breastfeeding could protect babies, their moms from premature death and serious diseases. WASHINGTON: Breastfeeding may not only be beneficial for babies, but also for their mothers – protecting them from premature death and serious diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, a new study has claimed. Breastfeeding as recommended ... Read More »

Mother’s High Vitamin B Levels May Cut Eczema Risk In Babies

Infants whose mothers had a higher level of a particular type of vitamin B during pregnancy may be at a lower risk of developing eczema — inflammation of the skin — researchers have found. The study, from the University of Southampton in Britain, is the first to link maternal serum levels of nicotinamide — a naturally occurring form of vitamin ... Read More »