Suicide ideation among pregnant women: the role of different experiences of childhood abuse - Zhang X, Sun J, Wang J, Chen Q, Cao D, Wang J, Cao F.
BACKGROUND: Childhood abuse has a negative effect on mental health during pregnancy; however, the association between childhood abuse and suicide ideation has received relatively little attention. METHOD: Women at 28 weeks or more into their pregna... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Rwanda: Over 78,000 Babies Born to Teen Mothers in Four Years
[New Times] A few days ago, First Lady Jeannette Kagame addressed fellow African First Ladies who had gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and voiced her concern about growing gaps in parent-child communication, limited access to sexual reproductive health information and quality services that continue to sabotage efforts to deliver the Africa that the continent's youth deserve. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 17, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

What Are the Different Types of Myasthenia Gravis?
Discussion Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a problem of the neuromuscular junction which causes muscle weakness. It can occur in all ages and have a range of symptoms from mild localized disease to mortality-threatening respiratory failure. MG occurs in 1.7-30 cases/million, with a prevalence of 77.7 cases/million. Pediatric patients comprise 10-15% of all patients with MG. In various Asian populations, the juvenile MG can be up to 50% of all of the MG cases. Fluctuations in muscle weakness is a hallmark of the disease. As a reminder, “[i]n normal synaptic transmission in the neuromuscular junction, the axon is depolarize...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 17, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Domestic abuse survivors have high ongoing mortality risk
Mortality from all causes 44% higher in female domestic abuse survivors, study finds Related items fromOnMedica Domestic violence victims less likely to breastfeed Mistreatment of women during childbirth is common Government launches new measures to prevent FGM Doctors urged to spot victims of trafficking Domestic violence linked to pregnancy termination (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 17, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Amid Coronavirus outbreak, India mulls export ban on 12 essential drugs
An eight-member expert committee constituted by the government to assess availability of medicines in the country has suggested imposing export restrictions on 12 drugs including antibiotics like chloramphenicol, neomycin, metronidazole, azythromicin, clindamycin; vitamin B1, B2 and B6; as well as hormones like progesterone used during pregnancy and in menstrual related problems. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Morocco: Maternal Deaths Declining in Morocco Thanks to Midwives, but More Support Needed
[UNFPA] 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." (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 15, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (I)
[This Day] We always imagine that women within their reproductive age should be able to get pregnant on their own. It is really devastating for young beautiful women to be told by their physician that they cannot achieve pregnancy naturally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN 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

Kenya: Wadadia Patron Healing Fistula Wounds Through Football
[Nation] Thousands of women and young girls in the country live in poverty as outcasts, rejected by their husbands, family and the community because they suffer from the devastating consequences of obstetric fistula. Expectant mothers with the condition are at risk of delivering still-borns. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Pregnancy
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 2/14/2020. This web page provides answers to frequently asked questions about 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and pregnancy, under these topics: Pregnant women; transmission during pregnancy or during delivery; infants; and transmission through breastmilk. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Has No Effect on Reducing Asthma in Children
A new study finds that giving mothers vitamin D during pregnancy doesn ’t prevent asthma or recurrent wheezing in young children. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - February 14, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Parabens Exposure in Pregnancy Tied to Girls' Weight Gain Parabens Exposure in Pregnancy Tied to Girls' Weight Gain
Mothers who use beauty products containing chemicals known as parabens during pregnancy may be more likely to have overweight daughters, a small study suggests.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

Pregnancy loss: How to cope
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Sign of Vertical Transmission of COVID-19 Found in Late Pregnancy
THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 -- There currently is no evidence of intrauterine infection caused by vertical transmission in women who develop 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pneumonia in late pregnancy, according to research published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia Tackles Early Pregnancy
[Namibian] NAMIBIA has reaffirmed its commitment to reducing early and unintended pregnancies among the youth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 13, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Genetic profile may predict chance of type 2 diabetes among women with gestational diabetes
Researchers followed women before, during and after pregnancy and captured data on their health later in life. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 13, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Pregnant and breastfeeding women urged to avoid CBD by 'concerned' regulator
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has advised vulnerable people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to steer clear of CBD products, which have boomed in popularity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Text messaging an effective tool to improve access to prenatal health information
(SUNY Downstate Health Science University) Pregnant urban African American and immigrant Afro-Caribbean women are more likely to receive the prenatal health information they need if they are given access to mhealth apps like Text4baby. That is the finding of a new study from SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Huge bacteria-eating viruses found in DNA from gut of pregnant women and Tibetan hot spring
(University of Melbourne) University of Melbourne and the University of California, Berkeley, scientists have discovered hundreds of unusually large, bacteria-killing viruses with capabilities normally associated with living organisms. The findings provide new insight into the constant warfare between phages and bacteria. They also have implications for human disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

Study: Coronavirus may not be passed to child during pregnancy
Preliminary findings published Wednesday in The Lancet indicate that coronavirus may not be passed from mother to child late in pregnancy. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Keep Your Teen Moving To Reduce Risk Of Depression, Study Says
(CNN) — Science shows moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise is good for us — it improves sleep; lowers blood pressure; protects against heart disease, diabetes and cancer; reduces stress; boosts mood; and fights anxiety and depression. It’s especially important in adolescence, where the first signs of depression often begin, studies show. But unless your child is an athlete, it can be tough to wean them away from social media and the ever-present screen to swim laps or go for a blood-pumping jog. A new study has some good news: even light exercise may help protect children against developing depression. T...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Depression Source Type: news

Egypt: Doctors Launch Anti-Genital Cutting Campaign After Girl Dies
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Cairo -Genital cutting can cause long-lasting mental and physical health problems including chronic infections, menstrual problems, infertility, pregnancy and childbirth complications (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health 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

New Coronavirus May Be Tied to Adverse Outcomes in Pregnancy New Coronavirus May Be Tied to Adverse Outcomes in Pregnancy
Screening has been recommended for pregnant women suspected of being infected with 2019-nCoV.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Request for Information Regarding Maternal and Infant Health Care in Rural Communities
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is requesting public input on opportunities to improve healthcare access, quality, and outcomes for rural women and infants before, during, and after pregnancy. Additional comments regarding rural readiness to handle obstetric emergencies are also requested. Comments are due by April 12, 2020. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 12, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

The Lancet: Preliminary evidence suggests that new coronavirus cannot be passed from mother to child late in pregnancy
(The Lancet) There is currently no evidence that the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) causes severe adverse outcomes in neonates or that it can pass to the child while in the womb, according to a small observational study of women from Wuhan, China, who were in the third trimester of pregnancy and had pneumonia caused by COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 12, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mother's beauty products might impact girls' weight gain
(Reuters Health) - Mothers who use beauty products containing chemicals known as parabens during pregnancy may be more likely to have overweight daughters, a small study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews 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

Pregnant women using makeup 'more likely to have fat children'
Researchers in Germany measured levels of butyl paraben (BuP) in the urine of 629 mothers. Those with higher concentrations were more likely to have overweight children in their first eight years of life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The impact of human trafficking in relation to maternity care: a literature review - Collins C, Skarparis K.
OBJECTIVE: To map the relevant literature and inform future research on the issues related to and experiences of pregnancy and maternity care for women who have been trafficked. DESIGN: A scoping review was undertaken to identify literature on the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children 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

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

Tanzania: In My Humble Opinion - It's the Right Thing to Do - Keeping Post-Pregnant Girls in School
[Citizen] Pregnant school girls should go back to school after birthing - and should not be expelled. Why? Because "Tanzania needs skilled and well-educated women and men to take part in the development of the country. So, it cannot just stand aside while it is losing the most precious contribution of many young Tanzanian women to the development of the country because of early marriages and pregnancies..." (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 11, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Govt Vows to Act Against U.S.-Linked Anti-Abortion 'Clinics'
This report is part of a global investigation by openDemocracy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 11, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: European Lawmakers Slam Global Abortion 'Misinformation' Network
[Deutsche Welle] Several European politicians and MEPs have called for action against abortion "misinformation" clinics. Many of the Christian conservative facilities have been accused of spreading fear among vulnerable women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 11, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Telemedicine helps pregnant women tackle taboo issue
(Medical University of South Carolina) Getting pregnant while on opioids is a serious concern. Research by Medical University of South Carolina investigators reported in JAMA Network Open could ensure more women get the right help via telemedicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Maternal exposure to violence and offspring neurodevelopment: a systematic review - Toso K, De Cock P, Leavey G.
BACKGROUND: Stress during pregnancy is known to affect fetal neurodevelopment. It seems likely therefore that intimate partner violence (IPV) and domestic violence (DV) as extreme stressors will have a similarly adverse effect. OBJECTIVES: A system... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents 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

Reversible EMT and MET mediate amnion remodeling during pregnancy and labor
The amnion is remodeled during pregnancy to protect the growing fetus it contains, and it is particularly dynamic just before and during labor. By combining ultrastructural, immunohistochemical, and Western blotting analyses, we found that human and mouse amnion membranes during labor were subject to epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), mediated, in part, by the p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway responding to oxidative stress. Primary human amnion epithelial cell cultures established from amnion membranes from nonlaboring, cesarean section deliveries exhibited EMT after exposure to oxidative stress...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Richardson, L. S., Taylor, R. N., Menon, R. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Pulses for a Sustainable Future
By Zoltán KálmánROME, Feb 10 2020 (IPS) Reducing poverty and inequalities, eliminating hunger and all forms of malnutrition and achieve food insecurity for all – these are some of the most important objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals. Still, the rate of poverty and inequalities is increasing and over 820 million people are going hungry. In addition, 2 billion people in the world are food insecure with great risk of malnutrition and poor health. This alarming situation is further aggravated by current trends such as the rate of population growth, impacts of climate change, loss of bio...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zoltan Kalman Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

NIH-Funded Clinical Trial to Test PrEP, Dapivirine Ring for Safety in Pregnant Women
Study Also to Examine Whether Pregnant Women Accept, Use These HIV Prevention Tools. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 10, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Africa: UNFPA Highlights Need to Address Sexual and Reproductive Health of Women in Crisis Areas
[IPS] United Nations -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. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 10, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Assessment of neonaticide in the setting of concealed and denied pregnancies - Stenton S, Cohen MC.
It is known that concealed and denied pregnancy are both associated with increased health risks to the mother and infant. Whilst there is literature surrounding management and safeguarding in these instances, we are not aware of a case review of post-morte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

NIH scientists link higher maternal blood pressure to placental gene changes
Gene modifications correspond to blood pressure increases at distinct pregnancy intervals. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 10, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH-funded clinical trial to test PrEP, dapivirine ring for safety in pregnant women
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) The first clinical trial specifically designed to test the safety of the monthly dapivirine vaginal ring in pregnant women has begun in southern and eastern Africa. The National Institutes of Health-funded study also will test the safety of a daily oral antiviral tablet for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in pregnant women and will assess how much they accept and use these two HIV prevention tools. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NIH scientists link higher maternal blood pressure to placental gene changes
(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Higher maternal blood pressure in pregnancy is associated with chemical modifications to placental genes, according to a study by researchers from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: Bloating which makes you ‘look pregnant’ may be a sign of this condition
STOMACH bloating can make you look bigger than you actually are but this annoying phenomenon, which can make some women "look pregnant", could help identify an underlying health condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - 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