ACOG, SMFM Urge All Pregnant Women to Get COVID-19 Vaccine ACOG, SMFM Urge All Pregnant Women to Get COVID-19 Vaccine
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine strongly recommend that all pregnant women be vaccinated against COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

UK reports highest number of deaths since mid-March amid 21,691 new cases – as it happened
UK deaths are highest since mid-March;doctors, scientists and the government disagree over vaccinating children in GermanyUS Covid hospitalisations rise as doctors say patients are unvaccinatedNicola Sturgeon expects Covid jab to be recommended for over-16sNew York to require vaccination for indoor dining and eventsHundreds of health workers in isolation as Delta hits QueenslandHopes UK vaccine trial in pregnant women will allay jab fears12.27amBSTThis blog is closing down now but we ’ll be back with more rolling updates about the pandemic in a few hours time.Meanwhile, you can catch up with all our coronavirus cover...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Slawson (now); Mattha Busby, Miranda Bryant, Robyn Vinter and Helen Livingstone (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Science Infectious diseases New Zealand Japan US news Source Type: news

Chris Evans Reacts to Lizzo Jokingly Pregnant With His Baby
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live: UK reports 138 deaths amid 21,691 new cases; row in Germany over jabbing children
UK deaths are highest since mid-March;doctors, scientists and the government disagree over vaccinating children in GermanyUS Covid hospitalisations rise as doctors say patients are unvaccinatedNew York to require vaccination for indoor dining and eventsScotland to scrap social distancing as it lifts most restrictionsHundreds of health workers in isolation as Delta hits QueenslandHopes UK vaccine trial in pregnant women will allay jab fears5.58pmBSTOvernight, the board of governors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the largest resource injection in its history to boost global liquidity and help countries whi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Mattha Busby (now); Miranda Bryant, Robyn Vinter and Helen Livingstone (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Science Infectious diseases New Zealand Japan US news Source Type: news

Nanotech device can detect risk for serious complication during pregnancy
Researchers from UCLA and Cedars-Sinai have developed a new way to detect a potentially life-threatening condition that can occur during pregnancy.The condition, placenta accreta spectrum disorder, occurs when the placenta grows too deeply into the uterine wall and fails to detach from the uterus after childbirth. It can lead to significant blood loss during pregnancy and delivery, requiring blood transfusions and intensive care, and it can result in serious illness and infection and can even be fatal for the mother. The condition occurs in less than 0.5% of pregnancies.Currently, placenta accreta spectrum disorder is diag...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 3, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NIH-funded study identifies benefits, risks of treatments for pregnancy of unknown location
A situation in which there is a positive pregnancy test result but the location of the pregnancy cannot be confirmed within or outside the uterus with other diagnostic tests. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 3, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

No Sign COVID Raises Odds for Preterm Delivery, Stillbirths
TUESDAY, Aug. 3, 2021 -- In a sign that the pandemic may have spared pregnant women and their newborns, a new Canadian study suggests there was no increase in preterm births or stillbirths during the first year of the pandemic. Some studies found... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 3, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria: Save the Children Harps On Exclusive Breastfeeding for Kids
[Vanguard] Kaduna -- As the world celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, Save the Children International has called for increased support to, and protection of, mothers as well as awareness creation for an optimal exclusive breastfeeding practice in Nigeria." (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 3, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: Covid-19 Pandemic Has Negatively Impacted Exclusive Breastfeeding--Minister Chiponda
[Nyasa Times] The Minister of Health and Population, Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda, has said the effects of the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic have negatively affected lactating mothers and their infants, as mothers were forced to divert their attention and resources towards addressing the economic effects of the pandemic instead of concentrating on the wellbeing of the little ones. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 3, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Hopes UK trial will allay pregnant women ’s Covid vaccine concerns
Researchers aim to determine optimal gap between doses as well as explore potential side-effects in more detailCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe optimal vaccination schedule to protect pregnant women against Covid-19 is to be explored in a UK clinical trial researchers hope will also allay concerns about getting the jab.Last week, Prof Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, chief midwifery officer for England,urged expectant mothers to getvaccinated as soon as possible, with evidence suggesting the Delta variant poses a significantly greater risk to pregnant women than previous forms of the virus.Cont...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Pregnancy Infectious diseases Medical research Science World news Society Health UK news Source Type: news

South Africa: Covid-19 - Jabs for Most Pregnant Women More Than a Month Away
[spotlight] Most pregnant women in South Africa will have to wait at least another month for a potentially life-saving COVID-19 jab. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 2, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Leading U.S. Ob-Gyn Groups Urge COVID Vaccines for All Pregnant Women
MONDAY, Aug. 2, 2021 -- All pregnant women should be vaccinated " without delay " against COVID-19, two leading groups of U.S. obstetric specialists recommend. That advice— from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 2, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Attitudes towards gender roles and prevalence of intimate partner violence perpetrated against pregnant and postnatal women: differences between women immigrants from conflict-affected countries and women born in Australia - Hicks MHR, Mohsin M, Silove D, Fisher J, Moussa B, Steel Z, Nancarrow H, Nadar N, Klein L, Hasoun F, Yousif M, Khalil B, Krishna Y, Rees SJ.
BACKGROUND: The aim was to compare, for the first time in a large systematic study, women born in conflict-affected countries who immigrated to Australia with women born in Australia for attitudes towards gender roles and men's use of IPV and the actual pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Impact of domestic violence against pregnant women in Minia governorate, Egypt: a cross sectional study - Elkhateeb R, Abdelmeged A, Ahmad S, Mahran A, Abdelzaher WY, Welson NN, Al-Zahrani Y, Alhuwaydi AM, Bahaa HA.
BACKGROUND: Domestic violence is a common problem that is related to many serious short-term and long-term health hazards around the world. METHODS: During obtaining the medical history from the participants, the questions used to assess the abuse ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Liberia: Medical Facility in Doe Community Craves Assistance Amidst Flooding
[LINA] Monrovia -- The Officer-In-Charge at the Tarnue Kerkula Gibson Medical and Laboratory Clinic in Doe Community, Bushrod Island, Madam Ruth L. Johnson, is calling on Liberians, philanthropists as well as national leaders to provide assistance to the institution so as to avoid being evicted by flood. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 2, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Should I Get the Covid-19 Vaccine While Pregnant or Breastfeeding? Experts Explain the Safety, Evidence and Clinical Trials
[The Conversation Africa] Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, public health communications put a special focus on helping high-risk populations, such as seniors, stay safe. Yet, information for pregnant or breastfeeding individuals has been inconsistent and hard to find. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 2, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Private Firms Censured Over Maternity Rights
[Daily News] SOME female workers from private firms are avoiding becoming pregnant because they are afraid of losing their jobs, a recent Human Rights and Business Survey 2021 Report launched in Dar es Salaam has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 2, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Can You Get Pregnant with MRKH
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 2, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Africa: World Breastfeeding Week - Statement By UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
[WHO] At the start of this year, governments, donors, civil society and the private sector united to launch the Nutrition for Growth Year of Action. The Year of Action is a historic opportunity to transform the way the world tackles the global commitment to eliminate child malnutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 2, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Rising Cases of Teen Pregnancies in Meru Worry Leaders
[Nation] Government officials and children welfare workers in Meru have decried the surge in teenage pregnancies in the county, majority of which are perpetrated by relatives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 2, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

CDC: Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking comment on an information collection to assess programs geared to the prevention of HIV, other STDs, and pregnancy among middle and high school-aged adolescents. Comments are due by October 1, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 2, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Pregnant women urged to get NHS COVID jab
England ’s top midwife has written to fellow midwives and GP practices across the country stressing the need to encourage pregnant women to get the COVID-19 jab to protect them and their baby. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 2, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Malawi: From Teen Pregnancy to HIV, Youth Radio Shows Tackle Taboos
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Radio programmes made for and by young people are helping to address sensitive social issues like teen pregnancy, abuse and child marriage (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: To Prevent Teenage Pregnancies in Sub Saharan Africa, It Takes a Whole Village to Raise a Child
[IPS] Dissin -- Honorine Meda is 23. Cycling through her hometown of Dissin, in Burkina Faso's verdant southwest, she smiles, waves and stops to chat with one of the girls she counsels. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 1, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Fat Tissue Reorganizes During Pregnancy
Researchers identify a protein that promotes changes in adipose tissue in vitro and in pregnant mice and may help protect against gestational diabetes in humans. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 1, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Literature Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Exercising During Pregnancy Protects Mouse Offspring
Obese mice that exercised while pregnant gave birth to pups that grew up free of the metabolic issues present in the adult young of sedentary obese mothers —possibly by staving off epigenetic changes... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 1, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Literature Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Study Looks for Effects of Fetal Exposure to Air Pollution
By measuring various pollutants in the immediate vicinity of pregnant women and tracking brain development of their children, researchers in Barcelona aim to untangle any influence the former has on... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 1, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Notebook Magazine Issue Source Type: news

A New View of My Own Past
Hearing others ’ perspectives on infertility and pregnancy has me reconsidering my own reproductive journey. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 1, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Editorial Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Researchers Head to the Hills to Study Pregnancy
High altitude is a natural laboratory for investigating pregnancy complications such as preeclampsia and gestational hypertension that restrict a fetus ’s oxygen supply. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 1, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Notebook Magazine Issue Source Type: news

The Role of Mom ’s Microbes During Pregnancy
Bacteria in the gut influence the production of antibodies and themselves secrete metabolites. In a pregnant woman, these compounds may influence immune development of her fetus. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 1, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Features Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Infographic: How Pregnancy Changes Fat Tissue
Researchers propose a mechanism by which a protein produced in the placenta may trigger blood vessel growth and enlarge fat cells. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 1, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Infographics Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Number of pregnant women admitted to hospital with Covid has jumped SEVEN-FOLD since May
On Thursday, a University of Oxford analysis of hospital figures showed the number of pregnant women admitted with Covid has jumped seven-fold since May - from 28 per week to 200. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Community perceptions of the impact of war on unintended pregnancy and induced abortion in protection of civilian sites in Juba, South Sudan - Casey SE, Isa GP, Isumbisho Mazambi E, Giuffrida MM, Jayne Kulkarni M, Perera SM.
Conflict and mass displacement into Protection of Civilian (POCs) sites in South Sudan led to the breakdown of community and family structures, increasing women and girls' vulnerability to gender-based violence and exacerbating already poor sexual and repr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Overcoming the problems caused by collinearity in mixed-effects logistic model: determining the contribution of various types of violence on depression in pregnant women - Khalili S, Faradmal J, Mahjub H, Moeini B, Ezzati-Rastegar K.
In this study, a new ridge mixed-effects logistic mo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Statements By Obstetrics Societies Strongly Advise Covid-19 Vaccinations For Pregnant Women
National obstetrics societies strongly advise pregnant women to get vaccinated against Covid-19. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Obstetrician groups recommend COVID vaccine during pregnancy
Two obstetricians’ groups are now recommending COVID-19 shots for all pregnant women, citing concerns over rising cases and low vaccination rates (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Covid US: Florida woman who didn't want vaccine due to being pregnant is hospitalized with infection
Kristen Hutton, from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, caught COVID-19 a week before her due date. She had refused the vaccine because she was worried it would hurt her baby. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hyperimmune Globulin Does Not Prevent Congenital CMV Infection
FRIDAY, July 30, 2021 -- Administration of cytomegalovirus (CMV) hyperimmune globulin versus placebo to women with primary CMV infection in early pregnancy does not result in a lower incidence of congenital CMV infection or perinatal death in their... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UPTRAVI ® (selexipag) Receives FDA Approval for Intravenous Use in Adult Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
TITUSVILLE, N.J. – July 30, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved UPTRAVI® (selexipag) injection for intravenous (IV) use for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH, WHO Group I) in adult patients with WHO functional class (FC) II–III, who are temporarily unable to take oral therapy. UPTRAVI® IV is a therapeutic option that will allow patients to avoid short-term treatment interruptions and stay on UPTRAVI® therapy, as uninterrupted treatment is considered key for individ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Covid: What's the advice for pregnant women and those who haven't had the jab?
Doctors and midwives are seeing a rise in unprotected pregnant women in hospital with Covid. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly Half of Female Surgeons Surveyed Lost a Pregnancy Nearly Half of Female Surgeons Surveyed Lost a Pregnancy
"Pregnant surgeons should not be operating more than 12 hours a week when they are in the third trimester," one author said."That is a modifiable risk factor."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 30, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Vaccination in pregnancy, NHS England (updated 30th July 2021)
Recent internal data from the UK Obstetric Surveillance Service (UKOSS) shows that pregnant women are among week-on-week increases in the numbers of hospital admissions for COVID-19, linked with rising infection rates and the emergence of the Delta variant across England. All healthcare professionals have a responsibility to proactively encourage pregnant women to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Public Health England reported last week that 51,724 pregnant women in England have received at least one dose of the vaccine. While this is encouraging to see, hundreds of thousands of pregnant women remain unvaccinated. (Source:...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant women urged to get jab as majority unvaccinated
Estimates suggest hundreds of thousands of pregnant women in England have not yet had the vaccine. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Mothers Need Help and Support If They Are to Breastfeed Their Babies for an Optimal Time
[Daily Maverick] In my research, some mothers expressed the age-old cultural belief that whatever you felt at the time, was transmitted via breast milk to their infants. Mothers felt anger, pain and disappointment and were cognisant that these negative feelings, like their own hunger, could be shared with their young. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 30, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Jabs for Most Pregnant SA Women More Than a Month Away
[Daily Maverick] The majority of pregnant women in South Africa will still have to wait for a Covid-19 jab. Chris Bateman takes a look at what we do and do not know about Covid-19 and its impact on pregnant women or those planning to get pregnant, and when it is safest for such women to get vaccinated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 29, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ghana: Path to Paternity - Surviving a Long-Lettered Male Issue
[Ghanaian Times] That Tuesday morning was not the first time KekeliAgbozo (real name withheld) had to take matters of sexual pleasure into his own hands, literally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 29, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ghana: Adoption - Accepting the Alternative Family System to Break Infertility Stigma
[Ghanaian Times] Being married for a decade without biological children is one of the most painful emotional and psychological experiences any woman or a man could go through. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 29, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Characterisation of pregnant women in a maternity hospital in Brazil who ever suffered domestic violence - Steiner ML, Vieira de Lima Veloso AB, Castrucci Ingold C, Martinelli Sonnenfeld M, Sousa LVA, Aparecida Giovanelli S, Strufaldi R, Carneiro M, Henrique da Silva M.
OBJECTIVE: Domestic violence against women is a violation of women's rights and is a public health issue. Knowledge by all society sectors about the clinical and social characteristics of women who suffer violence is fundamental for the development of prev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Rwanda: Gasabo District Launches Campaign Against Teen Pregnancy
[New Times] Gasabo district this week embarked on a campaign aimed at sensitizing the youth in the district against teen pregnancy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 29, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Hyperimmune Globulin Fails to Prevent Congenital CMV Infection Hyperimmune Globulin Fails to Prevent Congenital CMV Infection
Administering hyperimmune globulin to pregnant women who tested positive for CMV did not reduce CMV infections or deaths among their fetuses or newborns, according to results from a randomized controlled trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news