Targeted strategies must be urgently developed to prevent obesity in women of child-bearing age.
The Developmental ORIgins of healthy and unhealthy AgeiNg: the role of maternal obesity (DORIAN) consortium, funded by the European Commission’s 7th Research Framework Programme, today releases results gathered from its 3-year research programme which began in January 2012.
The likelihood to develop cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, or type 2 diabetes during adulthood, is greater in children born to mothers who were overweight during their late pregnancy.
Therefore, policy-makers must draft guidelines for diet during pregnancy, and mental health support for pregnant women must be improved.” says Dr. Patricia Iozzo from the Institute of Clinical Physiology, National Research Council, Pisa, Italy.
UN New York, HLPF - Invitation to a virtual side-event to the 2020 High-Level Political Forum on 16 July
Make Mothers Matter welcomes the statement recently made by Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights .
In April 2015 the Shared Parental Leave Scheme came into force in the United Kingdom. The new scheme still required that new mothers take the first two weeks of maternity leave. But now they could exchange th
October 2020 saw the results of the first Irish Maternity Experience Survey, providing an important insight into women’s experiences at all stages of maternity care in Ireland - antenatal, care during labour
We answered by submitting a paper describing our views on the future of the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan.
In a joint statement on 12 November 2020, together with numerous organisations, we called on the European Commission to respond to the Council Conclusions of October 2020, on “Strengthening Minimum Income P