The Mother-Baby Bond

After spending nine months intricately joined together, mother and infant share more than just common features. Now, in a special partnership with, we present a look at this remarkable bond, complete with scientifically accurate and stunning images.

Birth of a Bond: Illustrating a Year of Mother and Baby Development

From embryo to infancy, biologically accurate illustrations from illuminate changes in mother and baby as the two grow and develop together


How Important Is Physical Contact with Your Infant?

Touch and emotional engagement boost early childhood development, but can children recover from neglectful environments?


Mothers' Depression Can Go Well Beyond Children's Infancy

Many mothers continue to have depressive symptoms well into their child's youth, which can have lasting impacts on their children's development, but new research shows short therapy sessions can improve outlook


Beyond Birth: A Child's Cells May Help or Harm the Mother Long after Delivery

In addition to all of the nutrients flowing from mother to fetus, some of the developing child's cells pass back into the mother's body. New research shows how this fetal microchimerism may affect long-term health


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