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19 May

HealthDay Now: Maternal Mortality Crisis Hits Black Mothers Hardest

HealthDay’s Mabel Jong will be joined by Stacey D. Stewart, the president & CEO of March of Dimes, and Dr. Chereena Walker, a hospitalist and mother of two from Missouri who experienced severe complications during her pregnancies. Stewart and Walker will discuss the risks that pregnant women — particularly women of color — face in the United States.

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29 Sep
COVID Shot in Pregnancy Helps Baby, Even If Mom's Been Infected: Study

COVID Shot in Pregnancy Helps Baby, Even If Mom's Been Infected: Study

Pregnant women who get COVID-19 and then get vaccinated before giving birth are more likely than other moms to pass protective antibodies to their newborns, new research shows.

Babies can't get their own shots until they're

27 Sep
Anxiety During Pregnancy Could Mean Earlier Delivery

Anxiety During Pregnancy Could Mean Earlier Delivery

Too much anxiety isn't good for anyone, but a new study suggests it is particularly perilous for pregnant women because it can raise the chances of their ...

26 Sep
Freezing Eggs Doesn't Make Future Pregnancy a Done Deal

Freezing Eggs Doesn't Make Future Pregnancy a Done Deal

While an increasing number of women are freezing their eggs with the hope of having a baby later, a...

20 Sep
Most Pregnancy-Related Deaths in U.S. Could Have Been Prevented

Most Pregnancy-Related Deaths in U.S. Could Have Been Prevented

More than four out of five pregnancy-related deaths in the United States could have been prevented, according to a new federal government report.

The researchers examined data from

19 Sep
Umbilical Cords Could Be Lifesavers for Fragile Newborns

Umbilical Cords Could Be Lifesavers for Fragile Newborns

When doctors deliver a healthy newborn, it’s common to wait about a minute to clamp and cut the umbilical cord, giving the baby the benefits of extra cord blood as it begins its life outside the womb.

The same is not true for babies born limp, with minimal breathing. T...

14 Sep
Pregnancy Undermines Body Image in Half of Women

Pregnancy Undermines Body Image in Half of Women

Many women are unhappy with how their bodies look both during and after pregnancy, and it's an issue that can trigger postpartum depression and

13 Sep
Infections During Pregnancy Show No Causal Link to Autism

Infections During Pregnancy Show No Causal Link to Autism

Research has suggested that kids born to moms who had the flu or another infection during pregnancy may be more likely to have autism, but a new study implies infection may not be the cause after all.

"We found no evidence to suggest that infections contracted by mothers...

13 Sep
Women With Migraines Face Higher Odds for Complications in Pregnancy

Women With Migraines Face Higher Odds for Complications in Pregnancy

A history of migraine headaches could make a woman more prone to pregnancy complications, such as issues with blood pressure or preterm birth, according to a new study.

"We now know migraines may be an underrecognized risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes," said stu...

12 Sep
Pandemic Silver Lining: Drop in Infections That Cause Birth Defects

Pandemic Silver Lining: Drop in Infections That Cause Birth Defects

The number of babies born with a virus that commonly causes birth defects may have dropped significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, new research suggests.

That was true in Minnesota, the first state to start screening all newborns for congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV)....

08 Sep
Dirty Air Could Raise COVID Risks for Poor Pregnant Women

Dirty Air Could Raise COVID Risks for Poor Pregnant Women

While exposure to smog is a known risk factor for preterm birth and low-birth weight, new research suggests it also may heighten risk of COVID-19 infection for pregnant low-income women.

Scientists at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health analyzed the COVID...

30 Aug
Pregnant Women Face Exposures to Dangerous Chemicals Daily

Pregnant Women Face Exposures to Dangerous Chemicals Daily

Pregnant women are exposed to toxic chemicals in dishware, hair coloring, plastics and pesticides that can heighten their risk of cancer and harm child development, a new study warns.

29 Aug
Hypertension in Pregnancy Is Getting More Common for Gen Z Women

Hypertension in Pregnancy Is Getting More Common for Gen Z Women

Gen Zers and millennials are about twice as likely to develop high blood pressure during pregnancy than women from the baby boom generation were, a new study finds. This includes conditions such as preeclampsia and gestational hypertension.

It's usually believed that the...

22 Aug
Family History of Mental Illness Ups Odds for Postpartum Depression

Family History of Mental Illness Ups Odds for Postpartum Depression

Pregnant women with a family history of any mental health condition may be at increased risk of depression after giving birth, a new research review finds.

In an analysis of 26 studies, researchers found that women with a family history of psychiatric diagnoses were at h...

18 Aug
Change to Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes Helped Women

Change to Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes Helped Women

Using a lower threshold to diagnose pregnancy-related diabetes does not seem to reduce the risk of having a big baby, on average — but some women do benefit, a new clinical trial suggests.

G...

18 Aug
Pregnancy Can Be Anxious Time for Women With Epilepsy

Pregnancy Can Be Anxious Time for Women With Epilepsy

Pregnant women with epilepsy battle anxiety and depression more often than their peers who aren't pregnant or don't have epilepsy, a new study reveals.

"The good news is we did not find that pregnant women with epilepsy were any more likely to have episodes of

09 Aug
Crohn's, Colitis Tied to Higher-Risk Pregnancies

Crohn's, Colitis Tied to Higher-Risk Pregnancies

Women who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) should work with a doctor to get it into remission before pregnancy, a new study indicates.

Researchers found that women with

26 Jul
Telehealth Visits Can Boost Prenatal, Maternal Care

Telehealth Visits Can Boost Prenatal, Maternal Care

Seeing their doctors via telehealth instead of in person during the COVID-19 pandemic appears to have been as good, and sometimes even better, for pregnant women and new moms.

Researchers from Oregon Health & Science University reviewed 28 randomized clinical trials and ...

21 Jul
COVID in Late Pregnancy Ups Odds for Preterm Birth

COVID in Late Pregnancy Ups Odds for Preterm Birth

A COVID-19 infection might put pregnant women at risk of premature birth, but only if they're in their last trimester, Israeli researchers report.

"The results are encouraging and reassuring that COVID-19 infection during pregnancy is not associated with any type of preg...

23 May
U.S. Maternal Mortality Crisis Hits Black Women Hardest

U.S. Maternal Mortality Crisis Hits Black Women Hardest

With Roe v. Wade hanging in the balance and nearly half of all American states ready to practically ban abortion if the leaked draft opinion from the Supreme Court stands, the realities of giving birth in this country are being put under a microscope, and for good reason.
...

23 May
U.S. Rate for a Dangerous Pregnancy Complication Doubled in 12 Years

U.S. Rate for a Dangerous Pregnancy Complication Doubled in 12 Years

Rates of dangerous high blood pressure problems during pregnancy more than doubled in the United States between 2007 and 2019, a new study finds.

"The increase in pregnancy complications is alarming because these adverse pregnancy outcomes - including hypertension [high ...

10 May
Pregnant American Women Are Facing Higher Exposures to Chemicals

Pregnant American Women Are Facing Higher Exposures to Chemicals

Exposure to potentially harmful chemicals is on the rise among pregnant women in the United States, a new study warns.

"This is the first time we've been able ...

10 May
Why High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy Bodes Ill for Future Health

Why High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy Bodes Ill for Future Health

High blood pressure complications during pregnancy can be scary, but a new study warns they also significantly raise a woman's risk for heart disease later in life.

"Women with a history of

29 Apr
High Blood Pressure Now Affects 1 in Every 7 U.S. Pregnancies

High Blood Pressure Now Affects 1 in Every 7 U.S. Pregnancies

Rates of high blood pressure among pregnant women in the United States are on the rise and now occur in at least one in seven hospital deliveries, a new government report warns.

The overall...

25 Apr
White Women Tend to Get Better Pain Management After Childbirth

White Women Tend to Get Better Pain Management After Childbirth

After childbirth, some women who received an epidural for pain will develop a debilitating headache. But minority women are less likely than white moms to receive the treatment that can provide relief, according to a new study.

Researchers also found that even when women...

20 Apr
Mediterranean Diet May Cut Preeclampsia Risk During Pregnancy

Mediterranean Diet May Cut Preeclampsia Risk During Pregnancy

A Mediterranean-style diet is known to help protect the heart, and now new research suggests it can also lower an expectant mother's risk for life-threatening preeclampsia.

Marked by a sudden spike in blood pressure, protein in urine, or other problems during pregnancy, ...

18 Apr
Smoking During Pregnancy May Not Raise ADHD Risk in Kids After All

Smoking During Pregnancy May Not Raise ADHD Risk in Kids After All

Smoking during pregnancy does not directly cause attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, according to a new paper that challenges a widely held belief.

"Our systematic re...

05 Apr
No Sign That COVID Vaccine in Pregnancy Raises Birth Defect Risk

No Sign That COVID Vaccine in Pregnancy Raises Birth Defect Risk

Public health experts have been telling pregnant women that it is safe -- and recommended -- to get a COVID-19 shot because they are at higher risk for poor outcomes and death from the virus.

New research now answers a key question about the vaccine's impact on their bab...

29 Mar
Mom's Use of Workplace Disinfectants in Pregnancy Tied to Eczema, Asthma in Kids

Mom's Use of Workplace Disinfectants in Pregnancy Tied to Eczema, Asthma in Kids

If you're a worker who plans to get pregnant, take heed of a new study that warns that pregnant women who work in hospitals and are exposed to disinfectants may be more likely to have children who suffer from asthma...

28 Mar
More Evidence COVID Raises Odds for Pregnancy Complications

More Evidence COVID Raises Odds for Pregnancy Complications

If you're pregnant and questioning whether you need to be vaccinated against COVID-19, new research might sway your decision.

For mothers-to-be, the coronavirus appears to double the risk of serious

15 Feb
COVID Vaccine Given in Pregnancy Guards Against Severe COVID in Newborns

COVID Vaccine Given in Pregnancy Guards Against Severe COVID in Newborns

A new government study is the first to confirm that COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy delivers real protection to newborns.

"While we know these antibodies cross the placenta, until this study we have not yet had data to demonstrate whether the antibodies might provi...

03 Feb
Could a Chewing Gum in Pregnancy Help Prevent Premature Deliveries?

Could a Chewing Gum in Pregnancy Help Prevent Premature Deliveries?

Gum disease has been linked to an increased risk for preterm birth, and now new research suggests that chewing sugar-free gum with xylitol during pregnancy may lower this risk.

The...

02 Feb
How the Placenta Shields the Fetus From COVID-19

How the Placenta Shields the Fetus From COVID-19

The placenta was designed by nature to keep baby both nourished and safe. Now, research reveals how it protects the developing fetus from a new foe: The virus that causes COVID-19.

"The

01 Feb
More Evidence Pot Use in Pregnancy Is Bad for Baby

More Evidence Pot Use in Pregnancy Is Bad for Baby

So, you're pregnant and battling nausea every day. What harm could come from smoking a joint to settle your stomach?

Plenty, according to a new study that suggests women who use pot while expe...

27 Jan
Any Change to Menstrual Cycle After COVID Vaccine Is Minor, Temporary: Studies

Any Change to Menstrual Cycle After COVID Vaccine Is Minor, Temporary: Studies

They've gotten some media headlines recently, but potential menstrual changes associated with getting a COVID vaccine are typically minor and temporary, two new international studies confirm.

That's great news for women, said an expert in fertility and reproductive healt...

25 Jan
Young Women at Higher Risk for Stroke Than Male Peers: Study

Young Women at Higher Risk for Stroke Than Male Peers: Study

Strokes aren't common among young people, but when they do happen, they strike more often in women than men, a new review finds.

Of the nearly 800,000 Americans who suffer a stroke each year, 10% to 15% are adults age 45 or younger, according to the American Heart Associ...

21 Jan
COVID Vaccine Won't Affect Fertility, But Getting COVID Might

COVID Vaccine Won't Affect Fertility, But Getting COVID Might

One less excuse to avoid that COVID vaccine: The shots don't affect fertility in either men or women, new research shows, but coronavirus infection could cause short-term fertility problems in men.

"Many reproductive-aged individuals have cited concerns about fertility a...

14 Jan
Skipping COVID Vaccine in Pregnancy Brings Big Risks to Mothers, Babies

Skipping COVID Vaccine in Pregnancy Brings Big Risks to Mothers, Babies

Unvaccinated pregnant women are putting themselves and their baby at risk for serious complications of COVID-19, according to new research out of Scotland.

For women who have the virus within 28 days of their delivery date, those complications include preterm births, sti...

06 Jan
Could New Blood Test Predict Pregnancy Complications?

Could New Blood Test Predict Pregnancy Complications?

A simple blood test may help spot pregnant women who are at risk for developing preeclampsia -- dangerously high blood pressure during pregnancy -- before it becomes a threat to both mother and child.

Marked by a sudden spike in blood pressure, protein in urine or other ...

05 Jan
Deaths Linked to High Blood Pressure in Pregnant Women Are Soaring

Deaths Linked to High Blood Pressure in Pregnant Women Are Soaring

The number of American women with chronic high blood pressure who are dying during and after pregnancy is up sharply, a new study warns.

Of 155 million births in the United States between 1979 and 2018, more than 3,200 mothers died of high blood pressure-related causes--...

05 Jan
COVID Vaccine in Pregnancy Won't Raise Odds for Preemie Birth

COVID Vaccine in Pregnancy Won't Raise Odds for Preemie Birth

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is safe in pregnancy, experts have been saying for months.

Now, a new study adds evidence to support that advice.

"Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is important for preventing severe illness in pregnant people," said study author Dr....

04 Jan
Is the Pandemic Affecting Newborns' Brains?

Is the Pandemic Affecting Newborns' Brains?

Babies born at the height of the pandemic appear to suffer small but significant delays in their motor and social development, a new study reports.

Babies were particularly at risk if their mothers were in the first trimester of their pregnancy during spring 2020, when t...

03 Jan
Anytime Is the Right Time for COVID Vaccine in Pregnancy

Anytime Is the Right Time for COVID Vaccine in Pregnancy

The best time during pregnancy to get a COVID-19 vaccine appears to be right now.

A new study found that antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 ...

21 Dec
No Health Issues for Babies Born to Women Who Had COVID in Pregnancy

No Health Issues for Babies Born to Women Who Had COVID in Pregnancy

Moms who had COVID-19 in pregnancy can breathe easier thanks to a small, new study that found no growth or development problems in 6-month-old babies whose mothers had the virus while expecting.

"Our results should be reassuring to pregnant women with COVID-19 who are wo...

20 Dec
Why Are More Women Using Pot, Other Cannabis Products During Pregnancy?

Why Are More Women Using Pot, Other Cannabis Products During Pregnancy?

A growing number of pregnant women are using marijuana or other cannabis products, and a new study suggests that relief of symptoms such as morning sickness may be a primary reason.

In recent years, studies have documented

17 Dec
Chemicals in Hair, Beauty Products May Interfere With Hormones During Pregnancy

Chemicals in Hair, Beauty Products May Interfere With Hormones During Pregnancy

Pregnant women who use hair dyes or straighteners may have relatively lower levels of pregnancy-supporting hormones, a recent study suggests.

Researchers found that amon...

02 Dec
A Little Cash May Help Women Quit Smoking During Pregnancy: Study

A Little Cash May Help Women Quit Smoking During Pregnancy: Study

Quitting smoking is especially important during pregnancy, and now a new study suggests that when it comes to kicking the habit, cash may be just the incentive some women need.

The study results suggest progressive financial rewards for smoking abstinence "could be imple...

30 Nov
Postpartum Depression Can Do Long-Term Harm to Women's Finances

Postpartum Depression Can Do Long-Term Harm to Women's Finances

Besides its terrible impact on mental health, postpartum depression can also bring long-term financial struggles to affected women, new research shows.

"These findings highlight the importance of screening and expanding access to mental health support services for low-in...

25 Nov
Fetal Infection With COVID-19 Possible, But Unlikely

Fetal Infection With COVID-19 Possible, But Unlikely

There is a very low risk that pregnant women with COVID-19 will pass the virus to their unborn babies, researchers say.

The study should reassure expectant parents, said ...

22 Nov
Delta Variant Ups Risk of Stillbirth, Death During Pregnancy, Reports Show

Delta Variant Ups Risk of Stillbirth, Death During Pregnancy, Reports Show

The Delta variant is proving to be dangerous for pregnant women, raising the odds of both stillbirth and death, new government reports reveal.

In one study, researchers analyzed Mississippi State Department of Health data and discovered that among women with COVID-19, th...

19 Nov
Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Weight Could Affect Odds for Child's Asthma, Allergies

Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Weight Could Affect Odds for Child's Asthma, Allergies

Can your weight before pregnancy determine your baby's chances of developing asthma or allergies?

Yes, claims a study that looked at that question, as well as whether weight gain during pregnancy might have an impact.

"We did find that there was a link bet...

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