Help for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Many women have cramps or irritability in the days leading up to their periods. For some women, however, things can get a whole lot worse. But one treatment may help.
Singing May Enhance Benefits of Skin-to-Skin Therapy
Lullabies are a quick and simple way to comfort newborn babies. And they may also enhance the benefits of skin-to-skin therapy.
Perfect Parenting Pressures Could Affect Mental Health
Becoming a parent for the first time can be hard for some people. But some new parents may risk developing a mental disorder when they also face social pressures to be perfect parents.
When Pregnant Women Live in Risky Places
Most people have the good fortune not to live in a town under regular rocket attacks. However, lessons can be learned from the experiences of pregnant women in such places.
Outer Stress and the Inner Womb
Is it possible that the environment inside a woman's body may sometimes reflect what is going on in her life? How much could severe stress contribute to a stillbirth?
A Vicious Cycle Can Begin in Pregnancy
How do bullies choose their victims? There are probably several reasons. But one of them may have to do with the victims of the bullying before they're even born.
Baby's on the Way — Are You Ready?
The impending arrival of a baby in a household can often increase the tensions as much as it might increase excitement. Knowing how conflict affects mom and dad is valuable.
Hurricanes, Stress and Pregnancy
When expectant mothers experience stress, it can lead to abnormal conditions at birth – a risk factor for problems in adulthood.
Childbirth Fears and Long Labors
The discovery that you're carrying a child inside you brings along a range of emotions. For about 5 to 20 percent of women, those emotions include a fear of childbirth.
Being Unable to Conceive
The stress of dealing with infertility take both a physical and emotional toll on women's bodies. Now, there's evidence that this stress can lead to mental health conditions as well.