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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The role of microbiota in early life by Dr. Francesca Ronchi

By watching this webinar, discover the precise role of the microbiota, its functions, how it develops from gestation to adulthood, what may happen if it dysfunctions, and the environmental factors that may affect it. Prof. Ronchi concludes this webinar by explaining how the microbiota can be restored and provides an overview of the recent discoveries […]

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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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Maternal Health by Prof. Jayashri Kulkarni – Expert Interview

Around 10% to 20% of women experience perinatal and postnatal depression. This condition is characterized by intense feelings of sadness, despair, anxiety and irritability during pregnancy and after birth.In this interview, Prof. Kulkarni explains the causes and symptoms of and interventions for pre and postpartum depression. AboutJayashri Kulkarni is a Professor of Psychiatry. She is […]

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Maternal Health Research by Dr. Jodi Pawluski

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. […]