Bode Miller debuts drowning prevention campaign and reveals wife is pregnant again
Champion skier Bode Miller and his wife, Morgan, are renewing their warning to parents about the dangers of drowning after the loss of their young daughter. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, drowning is a top cause of death for 1- to 4-year-olds. New guidance says swim lessons can help children after age 1. The Millers and Nicole Hughes, whose child also drowned, are teaming up with the AAP for a series of public service announcements you will see first on “CBS This Morning.” (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
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Bode Miller debuts drowning prevention PSAs and reveals wife is pregnant
Bode and Morgan Miller lost their daughter Emmy last June when she slipped out of a neighbor's house and drowned in a swimming pool (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Reports About 700 Pregnancy-Related Deaths Each Year in the US
Black women and Native American women die roughly three times more often than white women, and 60 percent of all maternal deaths may be preventable. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 8, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Africa: Why Midwives Should Stand Up and Fight for Women's Rights
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 8, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Negligence to Blame as 80 Newborn Babies Die Weekly in KNH Wards
[Nairobi News] Approximately 80 babies die every week at the New Born Unit (NBU) of Kenyatta National Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 8, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gestational Weight Gain Weak Predictor of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes
WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2019 -- Optimal gestational weight gain has limited predictive value for adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to research published in the May 7 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Romy Gaillard, M.D., Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hundreds of women die each year from pregnancy issues. Most of the deaths could be prevented
One-third of the women who died from pregnancy-related complications died weeks or months after childbirth, up to a year after their babies were born, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

700 Pregnancy-Related Deaths Annually
CDC: 700 Pregnancy-Related Deaths Annually, Most Preventable (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

US pregnancy deaths are up, especially among minorities
Officials say more U.S. moms are dying from pregnancy-related causes, and the burden is highest for minorities (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Leading Authority in Birth Defects Research and Prevention Launches...
The MotherToBaby Podcast Is A New ‘Must-Have’ Resource for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Moms(PRWeb May 08, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/leading_authority_in_birth_defects_research_and_prevention_launches_podcast_for_moms/prweb16296037.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CDC: 700 Pregnancy-Related Deaths Annually, Most Preventable CDC: 700 Pregnancy-Related Deaths Annually, Most Preventable
Three in five pregnancy-related deaths in US women could be prevented by addressing community, health facility, patient, provider, and system-level factors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

A third of pregnancy-related deaths in the US happen up to a YEAR after giving birth
New data from the CDC, published today, reveal 700 women die a year from pregnancy issues - a third during gestation, a third during or immediately after delivery, and a third up to a year later. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Eating Nuts During Pregnancy Tied to Brain Benefits in Baby
Children of mothers who ate 2 to 3 ounces of nuts a week during pregnancy tended to score higher on tests of memory, attention and I.Q. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Nuts Intelligence and Intelligence Tests (IQ) Source Type: news

Pre-pregnancy BMI more strongly linked to risk than weight gain
Healthy pre-pregnancy BMI might be more important than controlling gestational weight gain Related items fromOnMedica Doctors demand action on drinking in pregnancy Artificial sweeteners in pregnancy linked to fatter babies Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth Pregnancy BMI has little impact on children ’s fatness Doctors and midwives welcome clear alcohol advice (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Huge Racial Disparities Found in Deaths Linked to Pregnancy
African-American, Native American and Alaska Native women are about three times more likely to die from causes related to pregnancy, compared to white women in the United States. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: your-feed-science Discrimination Pregnancy and Childbirth Blacks Women and Girls Race and Ethnicity Deaths (Fatalities) Parenting Native Americans Heart Maternal Mortality Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Democratic Party Source Type: news

CDC: Many Maternal Deaths Months After Delivery
About 700 pregnancy-related deaths occur in the United States each year, and 3 out of 5 are preventable, data show. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman, 27, who was born without a uterus is pregnant two years after undergoing a rare transplant
Kayla Edwards, 27, from Dallas, Texas, was born with MRKH, a congenital malformation that left her without a uterus. Five women are pregnant from transplanted uteri and two have given birth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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700 women die each year from pregnancy issues. The CDC says most of these deaths could be prevented.
One-third of the women who died from pregnancy-related complications died weeks or months after childbirth, up to a year after their babies were born, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Most pregnancy-related deaths are preventable, CDC says
More women in the U.S. are dying from pregnancy-related ​ causes, and many deaths could be prevented, according to new data (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pre-Pregnancy Weight Matters Most For Complications
The takeaway from the study is that it may be more important to be at a healthy weight before getting pregnant, one expert said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Pregnancy-Related Deaths Occur Before, During, Postpartum
TUESDAY, May 7, 2019 -- Pregnancy-related deaths occur during pregnancy, on the day of delivery, and in the year postpartum, and more than half are determined to be preventable, according to research published in the May 7 early-release issue of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

3 in 5 pregnancy-related deaths in US are preventable, report says
Pregnancy-related deaths can happen up to a year after birth and are preventable in the majority of cases, according to a new report. These deaths include those caused by a pregnancy complication, events triggered by pregnancy or the worsening of an underlying condition due to the effects of pregnancy on the body. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnancy-related deaths, mostly preventable, occur up to a year after birth: CDC
Some 700 women in the United States die from pregnancy-related complications each year, up to a year after giving birth, and the deaths are usually preventable, according to a study released by U.S. health officials on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Georgia governor signs ‘heartbeat bill,’ giving the state one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation
The law bans most abortions once a doctor detects what they call “a fetal heartbeat in the womb,” which is usually about six weeks into a pregnancy. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Wax-Thibodeaux Source Type: news

Cochrane January-March 2019: highlights from Q1
' Cochrane exists so that healthcare decisions get better. ’ That is the first sentence of our Strategy to 2020 that aims to put Cochrane evidence at the heart of health decision-making all over the world. Here ’s a look back at some key highlights of our work in the first quarter of 2019, from January to March.Cochrane began preparations for its annual flagship event,Cochrane ’s Colloquium in Santiago, Chile 22-25 October, 2019. During this time, many Cochrane contributors submitted abstracts as part of the scientific programme, this year ‘embracing diversity’. We also opened the ca...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Many Pregnancy-Related Maternal Deaths Occur Months After Delivery: CDC
TUESDAY, May 7, 2019 -- Too many women still die from pregnancy-related causes, some up to a year after delivery, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 700 pregnancy-related deaths occur in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Weight Before Pregnancy Most Important to Risk for Complications
TUESDAY, May 7, 2019 -- Expectant mothers and doctors have focused a lot on how much a woman gains during pregnancy, but new research suggests how much a woman weighs before getting pregnant may be far more important. The study found that the more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pregnant women who snack on nuts are 'more likely to have a brainy child' 
Scientists from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health found children whose mothers ate three 30g servings of nuts a week scored better on cognitive function and memory tests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Home News Midwives - Defenders of Human Rights
[UNFPA] Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2019 (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 7, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: State Pledges Recruitment of More Midwives
[Daily News] THE government yesterday reaffirmed its commitment to hire more competent midwives in the health delivery systems as it struggles to bridge the gap of over 52,000 midwives, countrywide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 7, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Pregnant women working night shifts could be more at risk of suffering a miscarriage, study finds
After week eight of pregnancy, women who had worked two or more night shifts the previous week had a 32 per cent higher risk of miscarriage, a Danish study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Georgia's Republican Gov. Kemp set to sign abortion ban
Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp is set to sign legislation banning abortions at around six weeks of pregnancy (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Maternal nut consumption during pregnancy linked to improvements in neurodevelopment in children
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) For the first time links have been observed between a nut-rich maternal diet during the first trimester of pregnancy and better outcomes after birth in cognitive function, attention capacity and long-term working memory. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Maternal nut consumption linked to neurodevelopment in children
Maternal diet rich in nuts during the first trimester of pregnancy linked to improved neurodevelopment in the child Related items fromOnMedica Prenatal vitamins linked to lower ASD risk in siblings UK lagging behind peers on child health Moderate maternal drinking seems not to harm neurodevelopment Gestational weight loss or gain linked to poor outcome in children High gluten intake during pregnancy associated with diabetes (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 7, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Disease Leading Cause of Maternal Death Cardiovascular Disease Leading Cause of Maternal Death
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has issued new recommendations for pregnant and postpartum women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Heart Disease is Top Cause of Death in Pregnancy
All pregnant women and new mothers should be assessed for heart disease, according to new guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reaching pregnant women at risk from conflict in Maguindanao, Philippines
DATU SALIBO, Philippines– “I was inside our house when I heard powerful explosions and intense gunfire,” recalled Nadia Muson, 35. Eight months pregnant and a mother of six, Ms. Muson and her family were within earshot of the armed conflict in the Philippine province of Maguindanao, where hundreds of pregnant displac ed women are highly vulnerable.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: csantamaria Source Type: news

Louis Theroux Investigates Depression, Anxiety And Psychosis In New Moms
Pregnancy, childbirth and the mental health conditions that can follow can be frightening, intense and debilitating. Louis Theroux's new documentary investigates and femtech startups are raising big money to tackle the physical and mental challenges women face. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dr. James Somauroo, Contributor Source Type: news

Guidance Issued for Managing Heart Disease in Pregnancy
MONDAY, May 6, 2019 -- Recommendations have been developed for managing heart disease during pregnancy; the " Pregnancy and Heart Disease " practice bulletin was published in the May issue of Obstetrics& Gynecology. Lisa M. Hollier, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

First-time mother, 30, suffers vision loss in one eye during pregnancy
Tests showed the woman's visual acuity in her right eye was 7/7.5. In contrast, it was just 6/24 in her left eye, according to the tale in the BMJ Case Reports. The unnamed woman lives in Queensland, Australia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Surprising Lead Cause of Death for Pregnant Women
MONDAY, May 6, 2019 -- A major medical group has issued new guidance on detecting and treating the leading cause of death in pregnant women and new mothers in the United States. Heart disease accounts for 26.5% of pregnancy-related deaths, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mobile Prenatal App Shown to Reduce in-Person Visits During Pregnancy
Using the mobile app Babyscripts reduced in-person prenatal care visits while maintaining patient and provider satisfaction, according to research published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth by physician researchers from the George Washington University (GW). (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Without new abortion laws, there's no way to seek justice for fetal homicide victims: Robyn Urback
An Ontario man was sentenced to life in prison for killing his wife — but not the full-term child she was carrying. Without affecting the rights of pregnant women in Canada, there just might not be a fair way to see justice for the killing of baby Assara Goberdhan. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Opinion Source Type: news

Study reveals that pregnant French women have "very low" omega-3 levels that may negatively affect infant health
(Natural News) Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the most important nutrients that a woman needs during pregnancy. These healthy fats are known to improve the growth and development of the baby in her womb. However, a recent study found that the daily omega-3 consumption of pregnant women living in France is significantly lower than the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and its associated factors among pregnant women in Bale Zone, Southeast Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study - Lencha B, Ameya G, Baresa G, Minda Z, Ganfure G.
This study aimed to assess the prevalence and associat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Virtual reality headsets could soon be given to women in childbirth and abortions
EXCLUSIVE: The studies, being presented at the annual conference for the American College of Gynecology, represent small but significant steps towards a different way of handling pregnancy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Pregnant Woman Avoids Transit, Parents Battle in Court and Other Tales of Measles Anxiety
Readers in some of the 22 states where measles have been diagnosed this year discuss how the fear of catching the disease is affecting their daily lives. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LELA MOORE Tags: Measles Epidemics Vaccination and Immunization Disabilities Source Type: news

Uganda: Fake Family Planning Pills Found On Market
[Monitor] Kampala -Sexually active women using Postinor-2, an emergency contraceptive pill, are at risk of getting pregnant following the fake pill that has hit the market, government has warned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news