1st International Perinatal
TOTAL Health Congress




Perinatal TOTAL Health: The First Thousand Days of Life

Innovations and Transdisciplinary Collaborations

27 - 30 June 2018

Sinaia, Romania
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Useful Resources

 Paying mothers incentivises breastfeeding, study finds
Offering shopping vouchers to new mothers can encourage them to breastfeed their babies, a study published in JAMA Pediatrics has found.
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 Should You Be Worried About the Arsenic in Your Baby Food?
Baby cereals made with oatmeal, barley, buckwheat, organic quinoa and wheat contained much lower amounts of inorganic arsenic than rice cereals.

Read more HERE.

Brain development & pollution
Seventeen million babies under the age of one are breathing toxic air, putting their brain development at risk, the UN children's agency has warned.
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New partnership launched at GES will save up to 10 000 lives
Today, we are proud to share the launch of the Utkrisht Impact Bond — so named for the Hindi expression for ‘Excellence’ — the world’s first Development Impact Bond (DIB) for health aiming to reduce the number of maternal and newborn deaths in Rajasthan, India.
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for more details.

Teenage brains 'not wired for high stakes'
Brain immaturity during adolescence could explain why some teenagers fail to respond to incentives such as cash rewards.
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Newborn babies show greater brain response to pain under stress
When newborn babies are under stress, their brains show a heightened response to pain, a new study has found. However, you'd never know it from the way those infants act. The findings show that stress leads to an apparent disconnect between babies' brain activity and their behavior. Stressed babies may not seem to respond to pain, even as their brain is still processing it.
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✔ Not enough people know about the alarming number of preventable maternal deaths and morbidities that impact women and girls each day. Society needs to prioritize the health of girls and women before, during and after they become mothers to set them up for success in this important role and in life.
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✔ Women who breastfeed their children longer exhibit more maternal sensitivity well past the infant and toddler years, according to a 10-year longitudinal study published by the American Psychological Association.
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✔ Women are being advised to sleep on their side in the last three months of pregnancy to help prevent stillbirth.
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✔ Giving birth on due date 'less risky' for older mums.
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Mums alter the timbre of their voice when speaking "motherese" - or baby talk - say scientists in the US.
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✔ Positive Parenting
For more details on Building Healthy Relationships With Your Kids, please read the full article HERE.

✔ Physical abuse and punishment impact children's academic performance
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Mommy Mentors Help Fight The Stigma Of Postpartum Mood Disorder
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The timing of the first antenatal care visit is paramount for ensuring optimal health outcomes for women and children, and it is recommended that all pregnant women initiate antenatal care in the first trimester of pregnancy (early antenatal care visit).
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✔ Redesigning the Process for Establishing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Health and Medicine Division
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 Premature infants may get metabolic boost from mom's breast milk
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✔ Parenting Matters: Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8
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✔ Decades of research have demonstrated that the parent-child dyad and the environment of the family - which includes all primary caregivers - are at the foundation of children’s well- being and healthy development

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12 Brain Foods That Supercharge Your Memory, Focus & Mood
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Science Says the Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who do These 9 Things
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 At Starbucks, your maternity leave depends on whether you're a barista or a boss.
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 One in five women with postpartum mood disorders keep quiet
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 Mother and baby mental health unit for Wales considered
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 Study Reveals Diet Rich in choline Promotes Fetal Brain Development
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Vitamin B3 may prevent miscarriages and birth defects, study suggests 
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✔ UK survey reveals lack of breastfeeding peer support for millions of mothers.
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✔ Maternal depression is getting more attention
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✔ World Breastfeeding Week
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✔ Intrauterine Genetic Innovations
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✔ Maternal Depression and Children's Health
For more details, please see the following two articles:

Opportunities and Challenges in Addressing Maternal Depression in Community Settings
Efficacy of a Maternal Depression Prevention Strategy in Head Start

 The Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) - endorsed by the 194 Member States of the World Health Assembly in May 2012 - is a framework to prevent millions of deaths by 2020 through more equitable access to existing vaccines for people in all communities.
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✔ Immunization, Vaccines, and Biologicals. Data and statistics.
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✔ Mothers At 15, Pregnant Teenagers Of Romania Tell Their Tale
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✔ How to Prepare Preschoolers for an Automated Economy
Don’t focus only on teaching children how to code, researchers say. The more important things to learn include empathy, collaboration and problem-solving.
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