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Childbirth

Abuse by health personnel leaves permanent scars

When women feel abused by health personnel while giving birth, there is a bigger chance that they will develop fear of childbirth and request caesarean section the next time round.

Children can wait – for higher income

The probability of having children increases significantly once people have started their professional careers.

Why Norwegian birth rates are higher than in the rest of Europe

The Norwegian birth rate is higher than in the rest of Europe not only because they put their faith in the welfare state. They can’t imagine a good life without children.

Abuse can lead to postpartum depression

Women who experience abuse from someone they know have an 80 per cent higher chance of developing postpartum depression as women who have never been abused.

Older mums at increased risk of Caesarean births

Women in their 40s have three times the risk of having an emergency Caesarean section compared to women in their early 20s, a large Norwegian study shows.

Education to fight the postnatal death rates in Uganda

"Postnatal death rates are far too high, both for babies and mothers," says Olive Norah Nabacwa. She wants to help raise the standard of the nursing profession and midwifery practices in Uganda.

Born underweight – infertile in adulthood

Girls who were small or underweight at birth have twice the risk of infertility in adulthood as girls who were born within a normal weight range.

Childless couples have more divorces

Couples who receive treatment for fertility problems are up to three times more likely to end in divorce if they fail to produce a child.

Pregnant women who eat fish get chubby daughters

When an expectant mother gets the environmental toxins PCB and DDE into her bloodstream from eating fish, her daughters are likely to become overweight, new Danish/Faroese study reveals.

Swedish women receive womb transplants

Nine Swedish women have successfully received womb transplants donated from relatives.