• The Shocking Way Some Pregnant Women Are Discriminated Against

    9 monthes ago - By Scary Mommy

    It's not something many of us like to think about, but weight discrimination during pregnancy is a real thing - and is much more common than you might think. Think about it: almost all women have had unwelcome or disparaging comments made about their weight while pregnant. I know I did, and I can recall many of my friends who experienced the same.
    And many times, this happened right in the doctor's office.
    Take Annie, a 40-year-old first time mom. Speaking with Scary Momm y, Annie says that she'd always been self-conscious about her weight, and when she became pregnant, she asked that her...
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  • A child dies every 5 seconds worldwide, new estimate shows

    A child dies every 5 seconds worldwide, new estimate shows

    9 monthes ago - By Healio

    A report on child mortality by the U.N. Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation reports that an estimated 6.3 million children aged younger than 15 years died in 2017, or the equivalent of one child every 5 seconds.
    Most of the deaths are from preventable causes, according to estimates released by UNICEF, WHO, the U.N. Population Division and the World Bank Group. The report by the organizations notes that more than 80% of all the deaths, or 5.4 million, occur in children in their first 5 years of life.
    “Without urgent action, 56 million children under 5 will die from now until
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  • Either too much or too little weight gain during pregnancy is associated with adverse outcomes in children aged 7 years

    9 monthes ago - By ScienceDaily

    New research shows that if a woman gains either too much or too little weight during pregnancy, there are adverse effects in children at 7 years of age.
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