Maternal deaths declining in Morocco thanks to midwives, but more support needed
RABAT, Morocco –Madame Najat Baloui, a midwife in Casablanca, vividly remembers a childbirth that went horribly wrong. “A woman was delivering vaginally,” Ms. Baloui recalled. “After several hours, the labour stopped suddenly.”Realizing the woman was at risk of uterine rupture, Ms. Baloui rushed her patient to an operating room for an emergency Caesarean section. “During the intervention, the doctor confirmed that the uterus was starting to tear,” Ms. Baloui recounted.The woman survived. So did her baby.   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Benzocaine and Babies: Not a Good Mix
Parents should avoid using benzocaine products to relieve teething pain for children under 2. They are at risk for the disease methemoglobinemia. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - February 14, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Fighting against NHS fees for pregnant migrant women
Delegates to UNISON’s women’s conference voted through a vital motion this morning, pledging to fight the NHS fees for pregnant women. Presenting the motion, Milton Keynes branch secretary Mary Moore explained that the fees are designed as part of the UK’s “hostile environment for migrants”. For pregnant women, this comes in the form of violent and degrading policies, forcing health workers to act foremost as border control and debt collectors instead of as health providers. If a woman is pregnant and seeking asylum, or does not have secure immigration status in the UK, they can expect to be c...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News 2020 Women's Conference health hostile environment immigration Midwives unison women Source Type: news

Wide Range of Sleep Difficulties Are Normal in Infants Wide Range of Sleep Difficulties Are Normal in Infants
New parents who struggle to get babies to sleep through the night may not be doing anything wrong, according to new research suggesting that many apparent sleep problems are really part of normal infant development.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

East Kent baby deaths: Independent review into NHS trust
A local MP says women are now "terrified" about giving birth at the two Kent hospitals. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infants as young as 19 months can be altruistic, study finds
Researchers found babies were willing to give up food to an adult who appeared to want it. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

East Kent baby deaths: Scale of deaths at trust 'not clear cut'
East Kent Hospitals Trust's boss disputes the numbers of baby deaths it accepts responsibility for. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

East Kent baby deaths: Scale of deaths at trust 'not clear-cut'
East Kent Hospitals Trust's boss disputes the numbers of baby deaths it accepts responsibility for. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant Women With Medicaid Less Likely to Get Recommended Vaccines Pregnant Women With Medicaid Less Likely to Get Recommended Vaccines
Pregnant women who rely on state-administered Medicaid health insurance programs are far less likely to receive recommended vaccines that could protect them and their babies, compared to those with private coverage, a study from Florida suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Women members set to sort it out
UNISON’s women’s conference meets in Bournemouth tomorrow, where a packed agenda awaits. With the UK having just started its first full year under a Boris Johnson government, one of the dominant themes at conference will be continuing austerity – because, aside from the announcement of a rise in the national minimum wage to come in the spring, election campaign promises to end austerity have yet to be realised. Conference will be debating a wide range of austerity-related issues, from the growing crisis in social care – with its effect on the largely female care workforce and on women who are expect...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News #UsToo 2020 Women's Conference Menopause sexual harassment Source Type: news

In Small Study, No Sign That Coronavirus Can Be Passed to Baby During Pregnancy
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 -- There's some good news about the new coronavirus: Preliminary research suggests that the virus cannot be transmitted from an infected pregnant woman to the fetus. The researchers stressed that the study population was... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Baby Born With 'One-of-a-Kind' Heart Receives Transplant
Title: AHA News: Baby Born With 'One-of-a-Kind' Heart Receives TransplantCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/11/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Component of human breast milk enhances cognitive development in babies
(Children's Hospital Los Angeles) CHLA investigators show that early exposure to a carbohydrate found in breast milk, called 2'FL, positively influences neurodevelopment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A $4 Million NICU Bill: The Price of Prematurity
As the number of preterm births rises, families are shouldering unexpected out-of-pocket expenses. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Caron Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Babies and Infants Premature Babies Families and Family Life Medicaid Parenting Hospitals Source Type: news

2-in-1: Pregnant women who get enough vitamin D extend nutritional benefits to their babies
(Natural News) Having a low vitamin D status is common among newborn infants. According to studies, maternal vitamin D deficiency is a major risk factor for this because neonates rely solely on maternal-fetal transfer of vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for the healthy growth and development of infants. This nutrient plays a role in bone... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fayer Chronicles Her Journey in Medtech to Improve Women ’s Health
Marissa Fayer, a 20-year medtech executive, entrepreneur, and philanthropist stopped in to speak with MD+DI about the changes she has seen in healthcare and how women have helped shaped the medtech industry. She is the CEO and founder of non-profit HERHealthEQ and the president of advisory firm Fayer Consulting LLC,. MD+DI: You’ve made a tremendous impact in the healthcare industry – but tell me what led you to this field? Also, when you started your career how did the landscape in the profession look? Was it particularly diverse? How has it changed since you first started? Y...
Source: MDDI - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Mom-to-Be's Cosmetics Chemicals Could Lead to Heavier Baby
TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 -- When pregnant women use cosmetics containing parabens, their children may have a greater likelihood of becoming overweight, a new study suggests. Parabens are chemicals that have long been used as a preservative in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 11, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Baby who died and 'vanished' in the womb leaves twin brother with 'amazing' birthmark
Payelon Givens has a birthmark the shape of a cashew. It's the same shape as his twin sister, Patience, at their 10-week scan, which mother KisLevonia Givens, of Louisiana, finds 'amazing'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: Baby Born With'One-of-a-Kind' Heart Receives Transplant
TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- When a test showed a dangerous drop in the heart rate of Courtney Agnoli's unborn daughter, the doctor who urgently admitted her to the hospital said, " You aren't leaving here without a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 11, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A Daily Aspirin for Pregnancy?
Pregnant women who take a daily baby aspirin may reduce the risk for premature birth. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Aspirin Women and Girls Pregnancy and Childbirth Premature Babies Babies and Infants Source Type: news

Pregnant women with Medicaid less likely to get recommended vaccines
Pregnant women who rely on state-administered Medicaid health insurance programs are far less likely to receive recommended vaccines that could protect them and their babies, compared to those with private coverage, a study from Florida suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sepsis: Baby 'not given antibiotics for hours', inquest hears
Three-month-old Lewys Crawford died the day after his parents took him to hospital. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby in Your Room? Yes. Baby in Your Bed? No.
To decrease the risk of SUID, or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents share their room with their baby until at least 6 months, and ideally to 1 year. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby in Your Room, Not in Your Bed: Good Advice, but Are Parents Listening?
MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 -- Parents have long been told that babies should sleep in their own crib to reduce the risk of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), yet nearly 1 in 5 infant are still sleeping in their parent's bed, a new study finds. To... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

East Kent baby deaths: Four more families come forward
Families say their babies would have survived had East Kent NHS Trust provided better care. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby Carriers Sold at Target, Amazon Recalled Because Infant Can Fall Out
Title: Baby Carriers Sold at Target, Amazon Recalled Because Infant Can Fall OutCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/7/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/10/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - February 10, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Baby in Your Room, Not in Your Bed: Good Advice, but Are Parents Listening?
Title: Baby in Your Room, Not in Your Bed: Good Advice, but Are Parents Listening?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/10/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/10/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - February 10, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

We froze our embryos a decade ago when we weren’t ready to be parents. Here’s what happened next.
Our baby is proof that our “Preservation IVF” plan can work for other couples who want to wait to have children. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gillian St. Lawrence Source Type: news

Feminist comedian Michelle Wolf: Killing my baby made me feel like God
(Natural News) Michelle Wolf has been trying to claw her way back to notoriety since attacking former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders at the 2018 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Now she’s got a new weapons grade joke designed to trigger conservatives, and well, we’ll give her credit. Combining blasphemy and abortion, Wolf joked that her own... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gambia: Labouring Farmers Show Why Premature Births May Boom in a Warmer World
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Jali -As climate change brings more heat extremes, researchers are tracking the risks facing Gambia's pregnant farmers and their babies (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 8, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

J & J Ordered to Pay $750 Mln in New Jersey Talc Case -lawyer J & J Ordered to Pay $750 Mln in New Jersey Talc Case -lawyer
Johnson& Johnson was ordered on Thursday by a jury in a New Jersey court to pay punitive damages of $750 million to four plaintiffs who allege that the company's Baby Powder caused their cancer, according to a lawyer for the plaintiffs.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

' Parentese' Does Help Babies Learn Language'Parentese' Does Help Babies Learn Language
Baby talk known as"parentese" - characterized by high pitched, slow tempo speech - might actually make language learning easier for babies, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Baby Carriers Recalled Because Infant Can Fall Out
FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 -- About 14,000 Infantino soft infant and toddler carriers have been recalled because their buckles can break and put children at risk for falling, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says. The recalled models are Go... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What They Paid to Make a Baby (or 2)
Not everyone who uses I.V.F. winds up with a baby. Five families who did reveal their out-of-pocket costs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julia Rothman and Shaina Feinberg Tags: In Vitro Fertilization Parenting Families and Family Life Source Type: news

UNFPA Highlights Need to Address Sexual and Reproductive Health of Women in Crisis Areas
The $683 million will be used for efforts towards women’s reproductive and sexual health rights across 57 countries, of which about $300 million will be directed towards UNFPA’s projects in Arab state regions, including countries such as Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Sudan, and Somalia. Credit: Abdurrahman Warsameh/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Feb 7 2020 (IPS) The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is appealing for $683million in their mission to address sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls in conflict areas in the world.  At the Humanitarian Action Overview 2020, launched on Thurs...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Armed Conflicts Development & Aid Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women's Health International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Sexual and Reproductiv Source Type: news

Womb transmission: Newborn baby tests positive for coronavirus just 30 hours after birth
(Natural News) Another disturbing layer to the novel coronavirus outbreak has been unearthed after a newborn baby tested positive for the deadly disease just 30 hours after leaving the womb. Though the child is said to be in stable condition, the fact that he or she contracted it at all suggests that this mutating strain... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pesticide exposure can lead to high blood pressure in children
(Natural News) As crazy as it sounds, high blood pressure is not only a problem that affects adults. The American Heart Association reports that it can affect people of all ages, including babies, young children and teens. In fact, experts report that while a third of all adults are hypertensive, around 3.5 percent of kids also... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jeremy Hunt calls for public inquiry into NHS after baby deaths
Former health secretary Jeremy Hunt questions why mistakes seem to "keep repeating themselves" . (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newborns Benefit When Parents Have Some Understanding of Babies' Brains Newborns Benefit When Parents Have Some Understanding of Babies' Brains
When parents know more about how their newborn's brain develops, they're more likely to provide an environment that fosters social and intellectual growth in the baby's first year, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

'My newborn son died and gave another baby life'
Valentina Daprile lost her son when he was eight days old. She and her husband donated his organs so another child could live. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'My newborn son gave another baby life'
Valentina Daprile lost her son when he was eight days old. She and her husband donated his organs so another child could live. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: first British national confirmed with disease 'travelled back from Singapore' – latest news
Travellers returning to UK from countries including Japan, South Korea and Thailand are urged to ‘self-isolate’ if they feel illThird person in UK confirmed as having coronavirusDeaths reach 563, with fresh cases on stricken cruise ship off JapanHong Kong faces ‘double devastation’ of coronavirus and civil unrestShare your stories10.42pmGMTAn Italian citizen has tested positive for coronavirus. The 29-year-old man was among the 56 Italians repatriated from Wuhan on Monday and quarantined at a military facility near Rome. Italy ’s higher health council confirmed that the man had tested positive...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Mays (now) and Simon Murphy, Jessica Murrayand Alison Rourke (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Japan Asia Pacific Infectious diseases World news UK news Hong Kong Medical research Microbiology Source Type: news

After Cancer Took His Mother, James Allison Taught Our Immune Systems How to Fight It
There once was a boy in Alice, Texas, who saw things a little differently from everybody else. Influenced by his father, a “country” doctor, he was drawn to science instead of football and conducted biology experiments in his parents’ garage. When he was 10, someone gave him a harmonica, but he never took a lesson or learned to read music, so he wandered the woods mimicking what he’d heard on the radio. A year after that, his mother died following a long struggle with lymphoma. What he still remembers decades later are her last, bedridden days when he spent hours holding her hand, and the burns sing...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Texas Court Holds Hearing on Fight Over Baby's Life Support Texas Court Holds Hearing on Fight Over Baby's Life Support
On Tuesday, an appeals court heard arguments in the case of a Texas mother who does not want a hospital to end life-sustaining treatment for her 1-year-old daughter.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Coronavirus update: Can babies catch it during mother’s pregnancy? New case offers insight
CORONAVIRUS fears are growing with the virus having killed 492 people, another in the Philippines, and there being 24,000 laboratory-confirmed cases worldwide. For concerned expectant mothers, can babies catch it during pregnancy? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Newborn becomes youngest person diagnosed with virus
The baby in Wuhan may have contracted the virus in the womb, or immediately after birth. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parenting knowledge may aid cognitive growth in babies
(Reuters Health) - When parents know more about how their newborn's brain develops, they're more likely to provide an environment that fosters social and intellectual growth in the baby's first year, new research suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus: mother-baby transmission unproven despite case of newborn
A 30-hour-old baby is the youngest person to be diagnosed with the virus but experts warn against jumping to conclusionsNews that a 30-hour-old newborn baby had become the youngest person to have been diagnosed withcoronavirus has promptedspeculation that the potentially lethal illness could potentially be passed from a mother to a fetus.But medical experts have warned against drawing conclusions so early in investigation of the virus, which has infected 24,500 people mostly in China.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Glenza Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science World news Source Type: news

Baby tests positive for coronavirus 30 hours after birth
The mother tested positive for coronavirus when she was pregnant, said doctors in Wuhan, China. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beyond Baby Talk: Helping Early Language
At 18 months, parent surveys estimated that the children's vocabulary averaged around 100 words among kids of coached families, compared to 60 words among children with no parent coaching. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news