WandaVision Episode 3: The Real Story Behind Wanda's Pregnancy
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Southern Charm Season Finale Recap: Pregnancy Pause
After a maddening season, Kathryn was making some progress — only to leave us with an even more maddening “cliffhanger.” (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Upcoming SMFM Meeting Will Highlight Disparities, COVID-19 Upcoming SMFM Meeting Will Highlight Disparities, COVID-19
Although the annual Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine meeting will involve the same breadth of topics as in the past, the intersection of the pandemic, pregnancy, and disparities will feature prominently.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The Eggs I Sold, the Baby I Gained
Instead of lolling around in a lush pool of liquid, our baby was balled tight. Was there a connection to the eggs I had donated 10 years earlier? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justine Feron Tags: Egg Donation and Freezing Infertility Babies and Infants Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

Africa: Biden to End Trump-Era Anti-Abortion 'Global Gag Rule'
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The new president will revoke a policy which prevents foreign groups providing abortion services or counselling from receiving U.S. funding (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 22, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Approval of CABENUVA (rilpivirine and cabotegravir), the First Long-Acting Regimen for the Treatment of HIV
TITUSVILLE, N.J., January 21, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved CABENUVA (consisting of Janssen’s rilpivirine and ViiV Healthcare’s cabotegravir), the first and only once-monthly, long-acting regimen for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in adults. The novel regimen was co-developed as part of a collaboration with ViiV Healthcare and builds on Janssen’s 25-year commitment to make HIV history. In the U.S., ViiV Healthcare is the marketing authorization holde...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Has Sex Ed Even Changed From the ‘Bridgerton’ Era to Today?
If you ’re anything like me, you spent much of the past two weeks enthralled in the world of Bridgerton, a Gossip Girl-esque show set in 1813 that’s largely centered around the lack of knowledge the female characters have about sex and pregnancy. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Association Between Recommended Preconception Health Behaviors and Screenings and Improvements in Cardiometabolic Outcomes of Pregnancy
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Researchers Advocate Training Drug Sellers to Prevent Maternal Deaths
[This Day] With various factors contributing steadily to maternal deaths at 512 of every 100,000 live births, researchers have called for training of drug sellers in Lagos, and Nigeria to prevent deaths from unsafe abortions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 21, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

With Little Data to Guide Them, Pregnant Health Care Workers Are Stepping Up to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Dr. Jacqueline Parchem, a maternal-fetal medicine physician at UTHealth in Houston, considers herself a private person. Even still, she logged on to Twitter on Dec. 22 and began drafting a series of posts. “Pregnant and unsure about the #COVID19 vaccine?” she wrote in a tweet that has now been liked more than 3,000 times. “You’re not alone. Got vaccinated today at 31 weeks [pregnant] and feel very fortunate. But it’s complicated.” Over the course of nine tweets, Parchem broke down the thinking that went into her difficult decision to get vaccinated during pregnancy. Ultimately, she wrote...
Source: TIME: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Women invited to join study into nutrition advice in pregnancy
The University is seeking volunteers for a new study that will identify the foods women tend to avoid during pregnancy and the information sources that influence their decision to include or avoid certain foods. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 21, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Screening tool may help diagnose mental disorders in early pregnancy
(Wiley) A recent study published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica found that questions typically asked to new mothers to screen for depression after giving birth can also help to detect depressive symptoms and other mental disorders during early pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hypertension During Pregnancy Tied to Later Cognitive Decline
Pregnant women with blood pressure readings above 140/90 had deficits on tests of mental agility 15 years later. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Hypertension Brain Source Type: news

COVID-19 in Pregnancy: Finally, Some Hard Data COVID-19 in Pregnancy: Finally, Some Hard Data
COVID-19 has shown significant effects in pregnancy, and those risks must be taken into account when considering whether to advise vaccination for pregnant women, says Dr F. Perry Wilson.Medscape (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination: women of childbearing age, currently pregnant or breastfeeding, PHE (updated 20th January 2021)
This leaflet provides information for all women of childbearing age, those currently pregnant or breastfeeding on coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination. Recent updates: 20th January 2021 - added Chinese, Farsi, Kurdish, Nepali and Somali leaflets and British Sign Language video link. 18th January 2021 - added Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati and Punjabi leaflets. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why are around a third of pregnant women not vaccinated against whooping cough?
Whooping cough is widespread, highly contagious and serious for new-born babies. However, 30 per cent of pregnant women in the UK do not receive the whooping cough vaccine, leading to avoidable illness and death and the Covid-19 pandemic appears to be having a negative impact on these numbers. New research led by the University of Bristol aims to understand why pregnant women are not being vaccinated against whooping cough and how to improve delivery by maternity services and mothers ’ uptake of vaccines. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

When ’s The Best Time To Do A Pregnancy Test?
Whether you are trying to conceive or not, waiting to do a pregnancy test can feel almost impossible. However, it could be crucial to get an accurate result. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice Broster, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Saving lives, improving mothers' care: lessons learned to inform maternity care from the UK and Ireland Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity 2016-18
This report examines the care received by women who die during or up to a year after pregnancy and covers all pregnancy-associated deaths involving UK women between 2016 and 2018. The results indicate that while maternal death is still rare in the UK, there are some important actions identified to prevent women from dying in the future. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Education, advocacy program reduces pregnancy complications in at-risk mothers
A program designed to bring education and care services to communities most at-risk for preterm birth and infant death reduces these complications by nearly 50%, a study in the Journal of Maternal and Child Health found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility vs COVID-19: Collaborating to produce the ‘PregCov-19’ living systematic review
COVID-19 is especially dangerous for at risk populations, such as pregnant women. It is critical to determine how COVID-19 affects pregnant women and their babies. A regular systematic review methodology is not sufficient to synthesise the overwhelming amount of evidence produced daily worldwide.Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility needed to carry out a living systematic review, meaning the review would be continually updated, incorporating new studies as they become available.The ‘PregCov-19’ living systematic review project commenced at the beginning of April 2020, and latest results from the living systematic ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 19, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Ohio State-led support program suggests a reduction in preterm birth and infant mortality
(MediaSource) New research suggests a unique program called Moms2B at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center shows a reduction in adverse pregnancy outcomes in communities disproportionately affected by these public health issues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

People with fever, pregnant and breastfeeding women avoid Covaxin, says Bharat Biotech
The vaccine maker in the fact sheet on Covaxin, posted in its website, said the clinical efficacy of the vaccine is yet to be established and is being studied in Phase 3 clinical trial and hence it is important to appreciate that receiving the vaccine does not mean other precautions related to COVID- 19 need not be followed. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kenya: Senior Officials in Hunt for Pregnant Schoolgirls
[Nation] The government will continue cracking down on men who impregnate schoolgirls, but ensure all teenagers access education, Basic Education PS Belio Kipsang has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Black women still four times more likely than white women to die in pregnancy or childbirth in UK and women from Asian ethnic...
Disparity with white women shows need for action, doctors say, despite slight improvement in mortality rate (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WandaVision: Scarlet Witch's Pregnancy ( & Young Avengers Setup) Explained
The MCU is laying the groundwork. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zambia: Midwife Inspired By Health Workers As a Sick Child Goes the Extra Mile to Save Pregnant Women's Lives in Covid-19
[UNFPA] When Moses Nkosi fell ill and was taken to hospital as a child, he was inspired by the health workers who attended him to follow in their footsteps. Achieving this dream was not easy, yet the challenges he faced may have helped prepare him to tackle the difficult time ahead for mothers-to-be in his community during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 16, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

DARZALEX FASPRO ® (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj) Becomes the First FDA-Approved Treatment for Patients with Newly Diagnosed Light Chain (AL) Amyloidosis
January 15, 2021 (HORSHAM, Pa.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of DARZALEX FASPRO® (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj), a subcutaneous formulation of daratumumab, in combination with bortezomib, cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone (D-VCd) for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed light chain (AL) amyloidosis.[1] DARZALEX FASPRO® is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for patients with this blood cell disorder that is associated with the production of an abnormal protein, which leads to th...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Dengue —an Epidemic Within a Pandemic in Peru
International Year of Volunteers: A volunteer ombudsman in Peru helps a local woman with her problem, 2001. Credit: UN PhotoBy Carmen ArroyoUNITED NATIONS, Jan 15 2021 (IPS) While the world is grappling with the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Peru is still dealing with an epidemic that it has not been able to control—the mosquito-borne viral disease known as dengue. With almost 56,400 confirmed cases as of December, Peru is suffering the worst dengue epidemic since 2017, when the virus infected over 68,000 people. The illness, coupled with the novel coronavirus crisis, has left thousands of people exposed to m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Carmen Arroyo Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition F Source Type: news

Anxiety, depression and concerns of pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic - Akgor U, Fad ıloglu E, Soyak B, Unal C, Cagan M, Temiz BE, Erzenoglu BE, Ak S, Gultekin M, Ozyuncu O.
PURPOSE: In December 2019, the emerging of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has influenced the whole world. The current pandemic also triggers several psychological changes. Uncertainties and changes in health practices may cause anxiety, depression, and c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Subclinical Thyroid Dysfunction During Pregnancy Subclinical Thyroid Dysfunction During Pregnancy
When it comes to diagnosing subclinical thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy, what TSH reference range is considered normal?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Severity of SARS-CoV-2 Infection by Pregnancy Status Severity of SARS-CoV-2 Infection by Pregnancy Status
Pregnant women with COVID-19 have a significantly higher risk of severe disease than non-pregnant women, with an increased risk for ICU admission and death, according to this latest report.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Exercise Key to Lowering Risk for Gestational Diabetes
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- Exercise during the first trimester of pregnancy reduces the risks for abnormal glucose screening and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), according to a study published online Dec. 21 in Diabetes Care. Samantha F.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Experts remain divided over merits of mass Covid tests in schools
Analysis: some say lateral flow tests could help cut outbreaks, but others argue they offer false reassuranceRegulator refuses to approve mass Covid testing at schools in EnglandCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has put mass testing for coronavirusat the heart of his strategy to reopen schools after the lockdown. It is a controversial strategy that has divided scientists. Some believe mass testing can help reduce outbreaks at schools, while others argue it could make matters worse by giving teachers and pupils false reassurance.Mass testing relies o...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Coronavirus Health Health policy Schools Infectious diseases Medical research Education UK news Society Source Type: news

Assessment of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Surveillance - Pennsylvania, 2019
This report describes neonatal abstinence syndrome surveillance efforts in Pennsylvania. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 14, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Pregnancy Substance Use and Abuse Synthetic Opioids Source Type: news

Fewer Children Died in 2020, Despite the Pandemic. Experts Are Trying to Figure Out Why
Since the global pandemic began, one of the grimmer features of daily life has been watching the coronavirus death count tick up and up as the months have gone by. With so much unnecessary death in 2020, it’s surprising that in many countries, at least according to preliminary numbers, there was one significant group that actually saw its death rates fall: children. Data from the Human Mortality Database, a research project run by a global team of demographers, suggest that COVID-19 did not reverse years-long declines in child mortality, despite a mortality surge in the general population. Demographers, pediatricians...
Source: TIME: Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Birth Defects and Perinatal Outcomes After INSTI Exposure Birth Defects and Perinatal Outcomes After INSTI Exposure
Might the use of integrase strand inhibitors during pregnancy result in a higher risk for birth defects or other adverse pregnancy outcomes?AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

BAPM - COVID-19: Frequently asked questions within neonatal services, RCPCH (updated 13th January 2021)
These FAQs offer advice on management of specific situations which should be interpreted in conjunction with local and network guidance. The evidence base around SARS-CoV-2 in the newborn has increased significantly in the past six months and there remains no conclusive evidence of perinatal transmission. There is also considerable uncertainty around the validity of SARS-CoV-2 testing in the newborn. Updates in this version (13 January 2021) Additional guidance around COVID vaccination in pregnancy and during breast feeding. Reflection of national guidance that isolation is required for 10 days following a positive test...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guidance for full opening: special schools and other specialist settings, DfE (updated 14th January 2021)
What all special schools and other specialist settings will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 14 January 2021Published additional guidance for special schools, specialist post-16 providers, and alternative provision (including hospital schools) during the national lockdown. 31 December 2020Added'Mass asymptomatic testing in specialist settings'. 30 December 2020Updated section on pregnant employees. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: Baby Born With Heart Defect Faces More Challenges After Stroke
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Kayla Scritchfield had a normal pregnancy and delivered her second daughter, Ava, thinking all was well. About six hours later, Ava looked purple. Medical personnel whisked away the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 14, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Should You Know about COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy
What should I know about COVID-19 vaccines if I’m pregnant? Vaccination is likely the best way to prevent COVID-19 in pregnancy, when risks for severe illness and death from the virus are higher than usual. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says COVID-19 vaccinations should not be withheld from pregnant women, and that women should discuss individual risks and benefits with their health care providers. The U.S. government’s emergency authorization for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines being rolled out for priority groups doesn’t list pregnancy as a reason to withhold the ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Medicine Source Type: news

What Should You Know about COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy
What should I know about COVID-19 vaccines if I’m pregnant? Vaccination is likely the best way to prevent COVID-19 in pregnancy, when risks for severe illness and death from the virus are higher than usual. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says COVID-19 vaccinations should not be withheld from pregnant women, and that women should discuss individual risks and benefits with their health care providers. The U.S. government’s emergency authorization for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines being rolled out for priority groups doesn’t list pregnancy as a reason to withhold the ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Medicine Source Type: news

What Should You Know about COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy
What should I know about COVID-19 vaccines if I’m pregnant? Vaccination is likely the best way to prevent COVID-19 in pregnancy, when risks for severe illness and death from the virus are higher than usual. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says COVID-19 vaccinations should not be withheld from pregnant women, and that women should discuss individual risks and benefits with their health care providers. The U.S. government’s emergency authorization for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines being rolled out for priority groups doesn’t list pregnancy as a reason to withhold the ...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Medicine Source Type: news

What Should You Know about COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy
What should I know about COVID-19 vaccines if I’m pregnant? Vaccination is likely the best way to prevent COVID-19 in pregnancy, when risks for severe illness and death from the virus are higher than usual. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says COVID-19 vaccinations should not be withheld from pregnant women, and that women should discuss individual risks and benefits with their health care providers. The U.S. government’s emergency authorization for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines being rolled out for priority groups doesn’t list pregnancy as a reason to withhold the ...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Medicine Source Type: news

What Should You Know about COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy
What should I know about COVID-19 vaccines if I’m pregnant? Vaccination is likely the best way to prevent COVID-19 in pregnancy, when risks for severe illness and death from the virus are higher than usual. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says COVID-19 vaccinations should not be withheld from pregnant women, and that women should discuss individual risks and benefits with their health care providers. The U.S. government’s emergency authorization for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines being rolled out for priority groups doesn’t list pregnancy as a reason to withhold the ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Medicine Source Type: news

What Should You Know about COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy
What should I know about COVID-19 vaccines if I’m pregnant? Vaccination is likely the best way to prevent COVID-19 in pregnancy, when risks for severe illness and death from the virus are higher than usual. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says COVID-19 vaccinations should not be withheld from pregnant women, and that women should discuss individual risks and benefits with their health care providers. The U.S. government’s emergency authorization for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines being rolled out for priority groups doesn’t list pregnancy as a reason to withhold the ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Medicine Source Type: news

Kenya: Breaking the Silence That Led to a High Teenage Pregnancy Rate in a Kenyan County
[UNFPA] The diminutive figure wields a surprisingly strong, authoritative voice. Fourteen young mothers are listening to Priscilla Chingulu, who is adept at inspiring crowds. For a nation with an acknowledged teenage pregnancy problem - and even more so during the COVID19 pandemic - this group represents a small but important step forward. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 14, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

GPER1 is required to protect fetal health from maternal inflammation
Type I interferon (IFN) signaling in fetal tissues causes developmental abnormalities and fetal demise. Although pathogens that infect fetal tissues can induce birth defects through the local production of type I IFN, it remains unknown why systemic IFN generated during maternal infections only rarely causes fetal developmental defects. Here, we report that activation of the guanine nucleotide–binding protein–coupled estrogen receptor 1 (GPER1) during pregnancy is both necessary and sufficient to suppress IFN signaling and does so disproportionately in reproductive and fetal tissues. Inactivation of GPER1 in mi...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Harding, A. T., Goff, M. A., Froggatt, H. M., Lim, J. K., Heaton, N. S. Tags: Immunology, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

Pregnant, lactating women should not be administered COVID-19 vaccine at this time: Health ministry
The ministry highlighted that under the emergency use authorisation, coronavirus vaccination is indicated only for 18 years and above. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news