Why is maternal health important?

Maternal health refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period. Each stage should be an optimal experience, ensuring women and their babies reach their full potential for health and well-being and improving them for next generations. Maternal mental health problems are considered as a major public health challenge and are often overlooked. The latest science and psychology studies bring to light achievements as well as solutions to lead a happier and healthier pregnancy and motherhood.

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Maternal Health

Maternal health refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period. Each stage should be an optimal experience, ensuring women and their babies reach their full potential for health and well-being and improving them for next generations.

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Nutrition during pregnancy

Eating well during pregnancy is crucial for you and your baby’s health. Your diet needs to provide the nutrients for your developing baby and for the many changes that your body will undertake. For example: placental formation, expansion of your blood plasma, and preparation of your breast tissue for lactation.  On top of that, the […]

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Maternal health insights by Dr. Jodi Pawluski

In the context of Mental Health day, we interviewed one of our BINC funded researchers, Dr. Jodi Pawluski, on mental health issues in relation to maternal health, a critical period corresponding to pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal in a mother’s life. Let’s discover – with our expert neuroscientist, therapist and mother of two- how mental maternal […]

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Experts interviews

What could be the impact of pre and post-natal depression on women’s health? What is the role of probiotics in early life? How do Human milk Oligosaccharides play a crucial part in early nutrition? What is behind infants’ allergies? All these questions will be addressed in our new webserie EXPERTS INTERVIEW, in which health world […]

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Maternal health

Influence of postpartum depression and probiotic treatment on maternal brain serotonin and caregiving behaviors. A Research by Dr. Jodi Pawluski (Rennes, France) and Dr. Joseph Lonstein (Michigan State University, USA) Postpartum depression (PPD) is a very common, but poorly understood, disorder that negatively affects more than 15% of the millions of recently parturient women worldwide. […]