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- 1 in 5 Women Report Mistreatment During Maternity Care: CDC
August 24, 2023 — One in five women report mistreatment from medical professionals during pregnancy and childbirth – an issue people of color face at even higher rates, according to a survey released Tuesday by the CDC.
- Study Links Preterm Births to Mother's Poor Mental Health
August 16, 2023 — Women with mental health issues are 50% more likely to give birth to a premature baby, according to a new study of 2 million pregnancies in England.
- Millions of American Women Lack Access to Maternity Care
August 1, 2023 — Millions of women in America don’t have adequate access to maternity health care and that number is growing, according to an annual report by the March of Dimes.
- Woman With Transplanted Uterus Gives Birth to Boy
July 27, 2023 — A woman who was born without a uterus has given birth to a boy in Alabama.
- New Study Links Maternal THC Use to Autism, ADHD
July 7, 2023 — Researchers have found that consuming THC, the active ingredient in marijuana and cannabis products, during pregnancy can lead to genetic changes during a baby’s growth in the womb that are consistent with those seen in people with autism spectrum and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders.
- Preventable Deaths, Including Maternal, Increase Sharply
June 22, 2023 — An annual scorecard that ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia on 58 measures of health outcomes, equity, and affordability shows a sharp increase in preventable deaths. For the first time, the report also included information on reproductive care and women’s health.
- Olympic Star Tori Bowie Died From Childbirth Complications
June 14, 2023 — American track star Tori Bowie, who was found dead in Orange County, FL, earlier this year, died while in labor, according to a recently release autopsy report. She was 32 and 8 months pregnant at the time.
- The Wisdom of Morrie: An Antidote to Today’s Loneliness Epidemic
June 1, 2023 — Rob Schwartz, the son of the man made famous in the book Tuesday's with Morrie, has published a new volume of his late father's writings on life, love and joy.
- Study Finds COVID-19 Boosters Don’t Increase Miscarriage Risk
May 23, 2023 — COVID-19 boosters are not linked to an increased chance of miscarriage, according to a new study in JAMA Network Open.
- Scheduled Childbirth Can Reduce Preeclampsia, Study Says
April 10, 2023 — C-sections and other forms of scheduled childbirth may greatly reduce the number of cases of preeclampsia that occur during the late stages of pregnancy, according to a study published Monday in Hypertension, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Heart Association.
- More Pregnant People Are Overdosing, and Stigma Plays a Role
March 30, 2023 — The introduction of fentanyl into the drug supply has been driving an increase in overdose deaths among the entire population, and pregnant people show these same patterns of addiction.
- Consistent Blood Pressure Monitoring Called For During Pregnancy
February 8, 2023 — Doctors should screen for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, which can cause serious and fatal complications for both the mother and baby, according to a new recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
- Baby Formula Manufacturer Faces Criminal Investigation
January 22, 2023 — The company at the center of last year’s baby formula recall, Abbott Laboratories, is under federal criminal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice.
- COVID Dramatically Increases Death Risk During Pregnancy: Study
January 17, 2023 — Women infected with COVID-19 during pregnancy are seven times more likely to die during childbirth or during the pregnancy than uninfected pregnant women, a new study shows.
- Pregnancy After Breast Cancer Is Safe, Landmark Study Says
January 5, 2023 — Initial results from a new study show women who paused protective post-cancer therapies to get pregnant had no increased risk of their cancer coming back. Nearly 3 in 4 women in the study got pregnant, and 64% had a live birth.
- Pre-term Births Rising in U.S., March of Dimes Says
November 16, 2022 — Premature births are rising across the country, reaching 10.5% of live births last year, according to the nonprofit March of Dimes. The organization’s 2022 Report Card gave the country overall a grade of D+, down from a C- in the previous year.
- Giving Birth May Permanently Alter a Mother’s Bones
November 4, 2022 — Motherhood can create changes in the body down to the bone, a new study shows. Female primates who had been pregnant showed lower levels of calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous in their bones.
- Study: Moms Eating Ultra-Processed Food Raises Kids’ Obesity Risk
October 7, 2022 — Moms who consume ultra-processed food during pregnancy may contribute to their children being obese or overweight in childhood and adolescence, a new study suggests.
- Mouse Embryo Experiment Could Teach Us About Miscarriages
October 3, 2022 — The experiment, while conducted with mouse stem cells, could help explain why some human pregnancies fail.
- Considering Delivering Your Baby Without an Episiotomy?
December 31, 1998 — Episiotomies, small cuts made into the vagina, should not be a routine part of delivery, according to a commentary published in the April issue of the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology.