The Science of Motherhood

The Latest Research on Mom, Baby, and Parenting

Do you want to be knowledgeable when it comes to you and your children’s health? Do you want to stay current on what the latest studies and research are saying about parenting? Of course you do!

From pregnancy and postpartum health, to baby and childhood development, to parenting, I’ll round up the latest scientific news and share it so you can stay up-to-date.

  • How Breastfeeding and Co-Sleeping Reduce Stress in Babies, According to Science
    We often hear about the many nutritional and emotional benefits of breastfeeding. Co-sleeping is a bit more controversial because of the increased risk of SIDS when bed-sharing. But a 2012 study demonstrates that both contribute to better responses to stress in older babies. For clarity, co-sleeping is when the baby sleeps in the same room … Read more
  • How Your Anxiety Can Affect Your Child’s Behavior
    Preparing to bring a little one into the world is stressful. The physical strain on the mother from the pregnancy, the anticipated financial burdens, the emotional struggle of knowing how much your life is going to change – all of these things will likely weigh on you at some point during pregnancy. Having some apprehension … Read more
  • Infants Show Empathy as Early as 6 Months Old
    As parents, teaching our children to be kind, compassionate human beings is one of our most important jobs. We remind them over and over again that hitting is wrong and scold them when they name-call. We show them what empathy is by setting an example ourselves, kissing booboos and holding them close when they are … Read more