Women need professional emotional support during high-risk pregnancies, study finds

Little is known about how women manage emotional distress during high-risk pregnancies, but researchers learned that without psychosocial support, many women struggle with fears and tears while feeling isolated and worried. Parenting News — ScienceDaily SPECIAL CHILDREN DEAL UPDATE:

False negatives: Delayed Zika effects in babies who appeared normal at birth

Colombian infants exposed to Zika virus in the womb showed neurodevelopmental delays as toddlers, despite having ‘normal’ brain imaging and head circumference at birth, a finding that underscores the importance of long-term neurodevelopmental follow-up for Zika-exposed infants. Parenting News — … Read more…

Infants integrate firsthand and social experiences to decide when and how to try

Persistence is important to learning and is related to success in school and emotional well-being. A new study of persistence shows that 18-month-old infants made rational inferences about applying effort to problem solving. The infants dynamically integrated information from their … Read more…

Skin-to-skin contact do not improve interaction between mother and preterm infant

Following a premature birth it is important that the parents and the infant quickly establish a good relationship. Researchers have studied the relationship between mothers and infants who have continuous skin-to-skin contact during the entire period from birth to discharge … Read more…