Full-time childcare and bonding

This week Carolina de Weerth responds to a parenting question for the column “Opgevoed in newspaper NRC”. “Since this month I have a new job, where I work five days a week and my son goes to childcare full-time. Will it harm our bonding if he goes to childcare for five days a week? Will…

Summer School 12-16 July 2021

You can now apply for the next edition of our 1-week summer school on Early Programming from 12 to 16 July 2021! This highly interactive course looks into a broad range of exciting and recently discovered environmental factors and mechanisms that shape early and long-term human development, using psychological and biological perspectives. The program will…

Much media attention for the latest DPB lab paper

The newest publication from the DPB lab, about anxious or depressed feelings during pregnancy, gained a lot of attention from the (social) media! We are very pleased to see this because the paper is about a very important topic that needs to be acknowledged and discussed. ​Radboudumchttps://www.radboudumc.nl/nieuws/2020/angst-en-depressie-bij-zwangere-vrouwen-blijft-vaak-onbesproken​LINDA.NLhttps://www.linda.nl/nieuws/interview/prenatale-depressie-interview-kirsten-noga-selina/​ https://www.linda.nl/nieuws/zwangere-vrouwen-geen-hulp-angst-somber/ Algemeen Dagbladhttps://www.ad.nl/nijmegen/een-op-vijf-zwangere-vrouwen-is-bang-of-somber-baby-s-vaak-lichter-en-eerder-geboren~a88dbfbe/ De Gelderlanderhttps://www.gelderlander.nl/nijmegen/een-op-vijf-zwangere-vrouwen-is-bang-of-somber-baby-s-vaak-lichter-en-eerder-geboren~a88dbfbe/?referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F

How to help pregnant women with anxious or depressed feelings?

A relatively large number of pregnant women (22%) experience anxious or depressed feelings during pregnancy, while relatively few of those women are treated for those symptoms (15%). The majority of women with anxious or depressed feelings regard these feelings as a normal part of pregnancy. Receiving a referral from the midwife for anxious or depressed…

Virtual lab visit with UC Davis and University of Zurich

The Developmental Psychobiology lab hosted a unique lab visit from two international research groups, on December 15, led by Dr. Camelia Hostinar (UC Davis, California, US) and Prof. Dr. Nora Raschle (University of Zurich, CH). This initiative is a part of the Jacob’s Foundation collaboration between the three labs, to carry out a project on…

Vakblad Vroeg: sleep problems in young children

Many parents are struggling with sleep problems of their young children. Many of them are looking for help within their own network, in parenting books, online or via professional organizations. However, many parents have doubts about the recommended interventions of the professional organizations. Especially because the interventions are often not consistent with the concept of…

Column ‘Opgevoed’ in NRC

Carolina de Weerth responds to a parenting question for the column ‘Opgevoed’ in newspaper NRC. A grandmother is away a lot because of her dual nationality. She is wondering if this might be confusing for her grandchildren and may perhaps be affecting the bond between the children and her. Interested in reading more about this…

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on (future) parents and their babies

While the corona crisis affects all of us, people who have just started a family or are trying to, are doing this in a sub-optimal situation. Researchers from Radboudumc, Radboud University and Tilburg University are trying to find out how the ongoing crisis is affecting people with a desire to have children, pregnant women and…

Lactational Programming Meeting 16-19 November 2020

On 16-19 November 2020 the Lactational Programming Meeting took place, organized by the Developmental Psychobiology Lab. Because of the known beneficial effects of breast milk on child health, the World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding until six months of age, and continued breastfeeding until at least the age of 2 years. Human breast milk is…

KNAW Early Career Award for Roseriet Beijers!

We are very happy to announce that Roseriet Beijers won the KNAW Early Career Award for her research on how early life experiences effect the child’s development! ​ The KNAW Early Career Award is intended to support and encourage talented PhD graduates. The Award is aimed at researchers at the start of their career who are capable of…