Women’s Health Today

Praeclarus Press: Excellence in Women's Health


July 2017

How Cultures Protect the New Mother

What can we learn from the cultural postpartum rituals of low-income, developing countries?

Unnested Humans, Unhuman Nature?

Professor Darcia Narvaez examines what makes the human species unique.

Let’s Talk Menopause

A glimpse at what all women may confront but that few discuss. What we know and don't know.

Helping Premature Babies to Breastfeed

What helps mothers succeed at breastfeeding a premature baby?

Recommended Reading

The Big Letdown: How Medicine, Big Business, and Feminism Undermine Breastfeed.  Pediatricians say you should but it's okay if you don't. The hospital says, "Breast is best," but sends you home with formula "just in case." Your sister-in-law says, "Of... Continue Reading →

Podcast: Interview with Dr. William Parker

Does Acetaminophen increase the risk of autism? Dr. William Parker describes his latest research.

Breast Pumps: Do You Need One?

Of course, first time mothers want to cover every eventuality.

Pregnancy Myths from TV

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Giving Birth Without Drugs

If my mother had given birth without drugs and found it a positive experience—one she liked to share with us—why couldn’t I?

Information on Acetaminophen by Dr. William Parker

Information on Acetaminophen and Autism by Dr. William Parker

Substance Abuse and Depression

Postpartum depression is a serious medical condition that may co-occur with substance use disorders. Integrated treatment is essential to successful recovery.

Why Do Babies Cry?

How responding to a baby's tears is connected with a child's development.

Oxytocin and Stress Regulation in Lactation

What is happening biologically when a baby’s suckling releases the hormone oxytocin and how does this induce calm?

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The Roar Behind the Silence: Why Kindness, Compassion and Respect Matter in Maternity Care For many years there has been growing concern about the culture of fear that is penetrating maternity services throughout the world, and that the fear felt... Continue Reading →

Building My Milk Supply

I felt I was failing as a mother and maybe even as a woman.

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