Pregnant women face an elevated risk of severe infections and adverse birth outcomes, but only about a quarter have received even a single dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
A Kansas City woman gave birth on Friday, just over two weeks after she was thrown to the ground by police in an altercation at an event commemorating a murder victim.
Pregnant women across the United States are wondering how COVID-19 could affect them and their babies. They also want to know how health professionals are making sure they stay safe and healthy. To get some answers, Yahoo News spoke to Dr. Lance Bruck, chairman of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health at Jersey City Medical Center, in New Jersey.
By her own estimate, Elizabeth Catlin has attended more than 500 births — for a community of Mennonite women in upstate New York, who are uncertain how they will deliver their babies without her.
There are about 20,000 ob-gyns in the U.S., but nearly half of U.S. counties lack an ob-gyns, according to the American College of Nurse- Midwives. The American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG) projects the U.S. could face a shortage of up to 8,000 ob-gyns by 2020 and 22,000 by 2050.
Kate, already mom to one daughter, terminated her second pregnancy at 36 weeks. She named the daughter she lost Rose. (Photo: Rosanna U/Getty Images)
The recommendations follow similar measures taken earlier this month by the Red Cross and the American Association of Blood Banks, which have asked travelers to Zika outbreak countries to wait at least 28 days before donating blood. “Based on the best available evidence, we believe the new recommendations will help reduce the risk of collecting blood and blood components from donors who may be infected with the Zika virus,” said FDA biologics director Dr. Peter Marks, in a statement.
Contents of maternity bags for the hospital vary greatly around the world, according to WaterAid’s Deliver Life campaign, aiming to reach moms with safe water.
Soccer star Hope Solo won’t go for a third Olympic gold medal if the U.S. women’s team competes in Brazil because of fears of contracting the Zika virus.
“Doulas offer continuous support to women both during pregnancy and after childbirth. ... In a way, we are trying to recreate what was typical in old-world communities when women were surrounded by a vast support system of female friends and relatives during pregnancy.”
We live in an age of “10 Things all pregnant women hate,” which always includes something like: 1. Asking me if I’m carrying twins… I’m totally there with the twins one, but honestly, I just don’t care if people touch my pregnant belly.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a bold new recommendation for pregnant women regarding the Zika virus: Change your sexual behavior if your partner has visited a Zika-infected area.
A US National Academy of Medicine committee said Wednesday the FDA should approve clinical trials for three-parent fertilization in human embryos—with some caveats.
When Army medic Sgt. Thai Lee was serving in Afghanistan in 2014, he suffered a lower body injury during an explosion that he feared had forever ruined his ability to father children. But thanks to an advance in fertility medicine, Thai, like many other wounded warriors, has had his hope renewed.
That sound right there? Of a thousand shattering glasses? That's the sound of women everywhere asking the CDC just what the heck they're thinking.
Florida’s governor has issued a public health emergency in four of the state’s counties after nine residents who had traveled to the Caribbean and Latin America were diagnosed with Zika virus. “Although Florida’s current nine Zika cases were travel-related, we have to ensure Florida is prepared and stays ahead of the spread of the Zika virus in our state,” Gov. Rick Scott said in a statement released Wednesday.
Leilani Rogers has the crazy, unpredictable hours of a midwife — but her aim is to get there and slip out unnoticed. Such is the life of a birth photographer.
That breast pump may have cost you a pretty penny, but here’s a reminder for moms and their families when doing taxes this season: You may be able to deduct your breast pump and other lactation-related expenses on your taxes.
“It’s time for a late-stage empire to sober up a bit and refocus on building a functioning nation-state here on the home front.”
“The response to evil abroad cannot be to throw up our hands. Failure is not inevitable.”
“The United States keeps insisting that it must do that which it cannot do.”
“When the U.S. blames others, it doesn’t recognize its mistakes, so it repeats them.”
“Nothing has been resolved, no lessons have been learned, no meaningful assessment of the war on terror has been passed.”