Maltreatment Can Affect Gene Activation

Scientists have known that when children are maltreated or neglected early in life, they can develop many emotional and health problems. Continue reading

Recognition from the Womb

We humans are NOT the only species that can recognize voices and individuals from the womb! Continue reading

Inheritance from Mom

Did you know that many of your behaviors were inherited from your mother? They are "imprints"… imprinted from YOUR experiences in your mother's womb. And 3+ decades of perinatal and prenatal research prove it. The period between shortly-before-conception to after-birth shapes our mental, emotional, physical, and behavioral patterns for life. Continue reading

PostPartum Depression Among New Mothers

Studies are discovering that postpartum depression is more widespread than originally thought. Continue reading

Poor Support for New Moms

Believe it or not, the United States is only one of THREE countries in the world that does NOT require "paid maternity leave" of any form for new mothers.  Specifically, the U.S., Oman, and Papua New Guinea are the ONLY three countries that do not require that new mothers be paid cash benefits during their maternity absences. Continue reading

Rising Costs of Having a Baby

Did you know that the cost of having a baby is the most expensive area of ALL medicine?  Not only is US childbirth the highest cost in the world, but even in the U.S., pregnancy and childbirth hospitalization represents THE most expensive area of medicine.  This makes the $97 Billion per year childbirth expense a KEY contributor to the $3 Trillion per year costs of Health Care. Continue reading