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Parent support important for pregnant and baby health

Parent support important for pregnant and baby health

Men and women also perceive the support of their partners differently. In the study, men received more emotional support from their partners, while women received concrete support through actions such as assisting in tasks or care.

The results, for scholars, will help direct support and services offered to parents. Thus, for example, men will receive help in relation to stress caused by finances, and women may seek counseling to deal with emotional stress.

Another finding of the research is that women have higher self-esteem than men The findings underscore the importance of prenatal care for the pregnant woman and also the prospective parent who, when accompanied, will feel more important within the pregnancy cycle. This, according to the researchers, will help control anxiety typical of gestation and thus improve the health of the mother and baby.

Make your partner feel pregnant

Fortunately, it is increasingly rare men who do not participate pregnancy, or do so precariously. If the father of your child is part of this minority, calm you can adjust. Sometimes it's a matter of coming together: he may be withdrawn because he does not know what to do, feels insecure to fulfill the new role or is confused by the changes in the couple's life.

"Call him to participate, play company in the consultations, indicate books and courses, tell everything you are feeling change in your body, "says the psychologist Vânia Torres, specialist in pregnant women. Always subtly, of course. Charging with irritation something he does not know for sure how to do it can drive him even further.

The best way out is to open up the game to the expectations you have about his behavior. He can explain to you why you are not involved and how you feel about your pregnancy. At the same time, you let him find out what a fellow mate might look like. Do not think that this is begging attention or that the initiative should start from it.

If everything goes well, you will discover a man very sympathetic to his pains and desires and, finally, pregnant!

US research has found a higher level of

US research has found a higher level of "good cholesterol" in breastfed women

In this group, a lower mean carotid artery thickness was also noted. This promotes the circulation of oxygen-rich blood to the brain. "Breastfeeding appears to be a protective heart in these women," Dr. Malamo Countouris, who led the study, told the newspaper. The research analyzed the health of 678 women.


Parents' Depression May Influence Emotional Problems in Children

Parents' Depression May Influence Emotional Problems in Children

The survey looked at 21,993 children living with their parents. They realized that if the mother has depressive symptoms, the risk of the child having emotional or behavioral problems is greater than if the parent is affected by those same symptoms. Researchers found that the rate of these problems in children is: - 25% if both parents have symptoms of depression; - 19% if only the mother is affected; - 11% if only the parent is affected; - 6% if none of parents are affected.