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COVID-19 in pregnancy not linked with stillbirth or early neonatal death

According to a new study, COVID-19 infection in pregnancy is not associated with stillbirth or early neonatal death but it may increase the risk of pre-term birth.
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ICE enforcement keeps immigrant mothers from prenatal care

According to research by Duke University, immigrant mothers are increasingly worried about attending prenatal care appointments due to the possibility of a surprise ICE visit - seen in a significant decline in birthweight.
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Medicaid expansion improves pregnancy outcomes for low-income women

A professor describes severe maternal morbidity in low-income women as a public health crisis - now, Medicaid expansion seems to be improving pregnancy outcomes.
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COVID-19 mortality rates 13 times higher in pregnant women

According to a new study examining the effects of coronavirus in pregnant women, COVID-19 mortality rates showed to be 13 times higher in pregnant mothers.
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Helping mothers return to work is a gender equality issue

Michaela Bruckmayer, analyst and Joanna Hofman, associate director at RAND Europe, discusses how taking a career break to have children comes with a cost to women in the EU and how thinking needs to change to best tackle the issue.
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Generational trauma can change the brain circuitry of an unborn baby

Scientists have found that mothers who have suffered childhood trauma can pass this memory down to an unborn baby - scans showed altered brain circuitry in young children.
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Exercise during the first trimester may reduce gestational diabetes risk

According to a new study, pregnant women who exercise more during the first trimester may have a lower risk of developing gestational diabetes.
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Consequences of foetal development in a “sweet” uterus: The short-and long-term transgenerational outcomes

Jane C Khoury & Shelley R Ehrlich from Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, highlight the consequences of foetal development in a “sweet” uterus – including the short- and long-term transgenerational outcomes.
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The future of treating gestational diabetes

Dr Lucy Mackillop, Chief Medical Officer, Sensyne Health discusses the future of treating gestational diabetes.
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New kisspeptin drug could treat polycystic ovary syndrome

Imperial College London are working on clinical trials of a kisspeptin drug that could treat PCOS, HA and other reproductive health problems.
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AI technology can help diagnose birth defects and gestational diabetes

Researchers from the University of Seville have found that artificial intelligence (AI) can help to diagnose birth defects, gestational diabetes and preterm birth earlier.
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Poorer women in Bangladesh fear bribes are required to access healthcare

Holding conversations in the slums of Dhaka, researchers found that poorer women in Bangladesh feared making "undocumented payments" as a necessity of accessing maternity healthcare.
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13 remedies for back pain during pregnancy

Here, Bodytonic Clinic share their top 13 ways that women can alleviate the symptoms of pregnancy-related back pain as recommended by experts.
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Vitamin D in pregnancy and post-partum

Tegan Philip, Head of Education at The Association of Naturopathic Practitioners, reviews how COVID-19 may amplify the already important role of vitamin D intake during pregnancy and post-partum.
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Vitamin D and immune tolerance in pregnancy and beyond

Drs Yuping Wang and David F. Lewis from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Shreveport discuss the impact of vitamin D in regulating immune tolerance and foetal development in pregnancy.
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How can remote monitoring support pregnant women during and after the pandemic?

Dr Lucy Mackillop, Chief Medical Officer at Sensyne Health, discusses how remote monitoring can support pregnant women during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
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How to conceive if you are suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome

This article was contributed by the team at Fertility Family, offering advice on conception for those affected by PCOS.
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Genetic variant acts as a natural epidural, relieving pain in childbirth

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have discovered a genetic variant that acts as a natural epidural, explaining why some women do not need pain relief during childbirth.
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Can vitamin D reduce the risk of COVID-19 complications during pregnancy?

Dr Larisa Corda, leading Obstetrician and Gynaecologist sheds some light on how vitamin D supplementation canbe vital to maintaining good health during pregnancy, particularly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Biology of Love

Here, Dr Sue Carter brings us a collection of observations from the Kinsey Institute, to illustrate the biology of Love.

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