emBorrow is helping women and couples pay for fertility treatments
Kathrin Deutschle began undergoing fertility treatments at age 35, making her one of more than 7 million women  in the U.S. who’ve turned to fertility treatments to get pregnant. She took a test to assess her “fertility age” and eventually decided to freeze her eggs.  “I’m pretty open about it, because I know that other people struggle with it,” Deutchle said. “Some people don’t share cert ain things, but I think it’s good to be open and show people that they’re not alone in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 1, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tatiana Walk-Morris Source Type: news

Babies exposed to BPA during pregnancy may be more at risk of 'breathing difficulties'
Scientists from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health found women with 'high levels' of the chemical BPA in their urine were 13 per cent more likely to have a child who wheezed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Labour Guidance Resource for Women - Emma's Diary
The RCM has developed a new section in Emma's Diary Pregnancy Guide and Guide to Labour and Birth, with the aim of supporting conversations between midwives and the women in their care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Labour Guidance Resource for Women - Emma's Diary
The RCM has developed a new section in Emma's Diary Pregnancy Guide and Guide to Labour and Birth, with the aim of supporting conversations between midwives and the women in their care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many women with heart defects don't get recommended pre-pregnancy care
(Reuters Health) - Few women with high-risk heart defects get all of the care recommended before conception to help increase their chances of having a successful pregnancy, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Spotlight Initiative shows early progress on making women and girls feel safe
BUENOS AIRES/TEGUCIGALPA/NEW YORK– Like many teenagers in Argentina’s Jujuy Province, Camila used to lack access tocomprehensive sexuality education in school. She saw her peers face risks like adolescent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, as well as gender-based violence.But now, she says, they know their rights and will not be pressured into sex unless it's their choice. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: csantamaria Source Type: news

AHA News: First-Time Pregnancy Complications Could Mean High Blood Pressure Later
MONDAY, Sept. 30, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Women who have complications during their first pregnancy are more likely to develop high blood pressure within seven years, according to new research. The study, published Monday in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

First-time pregnancy complications linked to increased risk of hypertension later in life
Detailed pregnancy history, prevention strategies may hold a key to improving health outcomes. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 30, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

State Strategies for OUD Among Pregnant, Postpartum Women State Strategies for OUD Among Pregnant, Postpartum Women
This report examines state-based approaches to improve outcomes for pregnant and postpartum women with opioid use disorder and infants prenatally exposed to substances, including opioids.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Hancock says compulsory vaccinations may be needed
Minister tells Tory conference that unvaccinated children were 'putting other children at risk' Related items fromOnMedica Parental confidence in immunisation programme ‘very high’ HPV programme linked to dramatic fall in cervical disease BMJ report questions swine flu jab transparency Swine flu jab in pregnancy safe for children as well as mothers Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 30, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mother's heartbreak after her baby died in the womb from common group B strep bug
Zoe Ely, 22, from Aylesbury, found out she had group B strep at 31 weeks pregnancy. When she went into labour at 37 weeks, her daughter was stillborn - a 'rare and tragic case'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Featured Review: Interventions for unexplained infertility
Couples are classified as having unexplained infertility when they have tried to conceive for at least one year and no abnormality in semen analysis, ovulation, or tubal patency has been identified. Treatment options for unexplained infertility include expectant management, ovarian stimulation (OS), intrauterine insemination (IUI), OS-IUI, and in vitro fertilisation (IVF) with or without intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Cochrane authors conductednetwork meta-analysis on interventions for unexplained infertility.Cochrane Gynecology and Fertility sat down with Dr Rui Wang, the lead author of the study, who answered t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 27, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Podcast: Effects of nutritional interventions to increase nutritional status in children living in urban slums in low- and middle-income countries
Cochrane Reviews cover a wide range of issues relating to good nutrition for children and adults and the collection were added to in June 2019 by a reviews dedicated to issues faced by young children living in urban slums in low- and middle-income countries. We asked the lead author, Sophie Goudet from the Centre for Global Health and Human Development at Loughborough University in the UK, to tell us about the need for the review and what it found.UN-Habitat estimates that at least one billion people live in urban slums, which are places in cities without adequate access to health care, clean water, and sanitation. More th...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 27, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

South Africa: What Needs to Be Done to Achieve the Promise of Cairo On Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Adolescents and Young People?
[UNFPA] We must invent and promote responsive and sensitive systems that advance sexual and reproductive health and rights among young people, said Dr. Shungu Gwarinda, Interim CEO of the Gra ҁa Machel Trust. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 27, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Sepsis death: 'I had to watch my baby die in my arms'
A mother explains how her newborn son died from sepsis after complications during pregnancy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Babies exposed to air pollution have greater risk of death - study
Infant mortality rate higher in babies exposed to pollutants such as sulphur dioxideBabies living in areas with high levels of air pollution have a greater risk of death than those surrounded by cleaner air, a study has found.It is not the first study to investigate the link between air pollution and infant mortality , but thestudydrew particular focus on different pollutants and its analysis at different points in babies ’ lives.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 27, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: UK news Science Infant and child mortality Health Society Air pollution Environment Cardiff University Pregnancy Parents and parenting Source Type: news

More than 1000 neonatal admissions are avoidable, NICE claims
Regularly monitoring women who are pregnant with twins or triplets, to spot any possible complications, can lead to better outcomes for mothers and their babies, avoiding up to 1000 admissions a year to neonatal units. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Nightmare Labour for Mother in Limpopo Hospital
[GroundUp] When Lucky Moepja started feeling labour pains on Saturday, 6 October 2018, she was taken to Philadelphia provincial hospital in Dennilton, about 120km north-east of Pretoria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 26, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ghana: 'Introduction of Comprehensive Sexual Education Will Undermine Cultural, Moral Values'
[Ghanaian Times] The introduction of the Comprehensive Sexual Education (CSE) in the country's educational curriculum will undermine the cultural and moral values of the country, Mr Moses Foh-Amoaning, Executive Secretary of the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values (NCPHSRFV) has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 26, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Americans Choose Bottled Water for Safety and Quality. Are They Right?
Bottled water has gone from a convenience to an alternative drinking-water system, with about a third of Americans choosing it over tap water most or all of the time. Why? More than 90% of those buying bottled water cite “safety” and “quality” as the reasons, but while it’s true that it can indeed be safe, this isn’t always the case. Much has been written about the trash problem created by the billions of disposable plastic drinking-water bottles sold each year in the U.S. Far less is understood about the contents of those bottles. According to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) re...
Source: TIME: Health - September 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Seth M. Siegel Tags: Uncategorized Nutrition Source Type: news

3 German pharmacies shut in probe of tainted diabetes test
German authorities have closed three pharmacies in the western city of Cologne after a pregnant woman died after using a tainted diabetes test (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

USPSTF Continues to Advise Screening for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Pregnant Women USPSTF Continues to Advise Screening for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Pregnant Women
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) continues to recommend screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnant women with urine culture and discourage such screening in nonpregnant adults, based on an updated systematic review of the evidence.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 26, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Chromosome errors in human eggs shape natural fertility over reproductive life span
Chromosome errors, or aneuploidy, affect an exceptionally high number of human conceptions, causing pregnancy loss and congenital disorders. Here, we have followed chromosome segregation in human oocytes from females aged 9 to 43 years and report that aneuploidy follows a U-curve. Specific segregation error types show different age dependencies, providing a quantitative explanation for the U-curve. Whole-chromosome nondisjunction events are preferentially associated with increased aneuploidy in young girls, whereas centromeric and more extensive cohesion loss limit fertility as women age. Our findings suggest that chromoso...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 26, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Gruhn, J. R., Zielinska, A. P., Shukla, V., Blanshard, R., Capalbo, A., Cimadomo, D., Nikiforov, D., Chan, A. C.-H., Newnham, L. J., Vogel, I., Scarica, C., Krapchev, M., Taylor, D., Kristensen, S. G., Cheng, J., Ernst, E., Bjorn, A.-M. B., Colmorn, L. B. Tags: Genetics reports Source Type: news

NICE supports procedure to treat spina bifida on unborn babies
Guidance insists only specialists carry out innovative pre-birth operation Related items fromOnMedica Scans show severe brain damage in Zika-affected babies Low birthweight linked to higher mortality right up to adolescence Maternal gestational diabetes increases risk of autism Pregnancy BMI has little impact on children ’s fatness Beam therapy hope for childhood cancer treatment (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 26, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Women pregnant with twins/triplets need regular monitoring
1,000 neonatal admissions could be avoided per year Related items fromOnMedica Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided Scans show severe brain damage in Zika-affected babies Target rates for caesareans may be too low NICE might underestimate gestational diabetes UK stillbirth and infant death rates fall (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 26, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Routine child vaccination coverage rates fall
MMR coverage falls for fifth year in a row Related items fromOnMedica Parental confidence in immunisation programme ‘very high’ Results from children ’s flu jab pilots ‘encouraging’ Easter travellers warned over Europe measles outbreak New plea for MMR vaccination as cases rise Swine flu jab in pregnancy safe for children as well as mothers (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 26, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New Game for Ugandan Men Uncovers Behavioral Barriers to Family Planning
By Irene Mirembe, Knowledge management manager, IntraHealth International. ; Susan Tino, Project manager, IntraHealth International Men play Together We Decide during a user test in one of the districts. Photo by Ely McElwee.September 25, 2019Uganda has a high fertility rate and a declining mortality rate, resulting in rapid population growth. This has led to a dependent population that is not conducive to economic production, savings, investment, or development.Uganda also has a high unmet need for family planning— according to the 2016 Uganda Demographic Health Survey, an estimated 28-32% of women do not inte...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Community Engagement World Contraception Day Gender Equality Source Type: news

Stoptober
began in 2012 as an event   to encouraging people to quit smoking for good. Since then it has become an annual 28-day mass quitting attempt, offering resources and support for anyone trying to become smoke-free. It's an excellent to put the spotlight on the latest Cochrane evidence on quitting smoking.In May 2019, the Cochrane Library released aSpecial Collection which highlights a selection of new or recently updated clinically relevant Cochrane Reviews that address tobacco addiction in the general population. The Cochrane Reviews in this collection are maintained by theCochrane Tobacco Addiction Group who work to e...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Africa: Even One Preventable Maternal Death Is Simply Not Acceptable
[UNFPA] Windhoek -Midwives, health-care providers and professional associations are the closest to delivering on the promise of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) to millions of women, children and adolescents and ensuring universal sexual and reproductive health and rights. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 25, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Graves' disease patients needed for thyroid clinical study
Illingworth Research Group Ltd is coordinating a phase I study investigating a potential new drug, K1-70, developed to treat patients who have Graves’ disease, thyroid cancer, and patients who would benefit from controlling thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor activity. A Safety Review Committee found the drug to have been safe and well-tolerated in patients treated so far.A further 8 patients with Graves’ disease are needed to complete this study. Travel to and from the study sites is provided from their chosen location, as well as accommodation for patients travelling from far.For more information, pl...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 25, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Liberia: Government Begs Health Workers
[New Republic] The Liberian government has responded to some of the demands of health workers in the country after a nationwide protest action by some health which disallowed many Liberians from getting treated. Monday was considered by many as a very sad day when they saw pregnant women and baby mothers aiding the health workers in their go-slow action to call their government attention. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia Celebrates Contraceptives Week
[New Republic] Liberia has joined the world over in the commemoration of what is known as the "World Contraceptives Day".The Day is celebrated to create awareness for the proper planning of family and usage of contraceptives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 25, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Does Drinking Affect Your Fertility At All? Here's Your Answer.
This is what everyone should keep in mind about alcohol if they're trying to get pregnant or build a family in the future. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Drinking Affect Your Fertility At All? Here ’s Your Answer.
This is what you should keep in mind about alcohol if they're trying to get pregnant or build a family in the future. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Why Alcohol Remains a Big Threat to Unborn Babies in South Africa
[The Conversation Africa] Alcohol consumption is socially acceptable for individuals of legal drinking age. However, drinking during pregnancy is harmful and can lead to irreversible foetal cognitive and developmental issues. These are collectively known as foetal alcohol spectrum disorder. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 25, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Pfizer now openly testing toxic vaccines on pregnant women – they just don't care anymore
(Natural News) The vaccine industry has reached a point where it no longer has any qualms about testing new vaccines on healthy, pregnant women – and announcing it to the world like it’s no big deal! As part of a new nationwide study, vaccine giant Pfizer is recruiting 650 healthy, pregnant women between the ages... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adopt-a-School program encourages student to pursue nursing degree at UCLA
Standing before the Factor Building at UCLA, Jessica Chavez has finally arrived. Though the 14 story brown building is unchanged, Chavez briefly sees herself 17 years younger, gaping at the same arching entrance.But soon Chavez shakes from these memories of being a 12-year-old girl from a poor neighborhood setting foot in a foreign world — like the campus in Westwood felt back then — and she walks through the doors as proud enrolled student at the UCLA School of Nursing.“Wow,” she said to herself.  “I’m really about to do this!”Seventeen summers earlier, Chavez first came to c...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Nigeria: Plateau Govt, Unicef Fix Date for Neonatal Tetanus Immunisation Campaign
[Premium Times] The Plateau State government in conjunction with UNICEF has fixed September 27 for the commencement of a five-day immunisation campaign against Neonatal Tetanus in women, particularly pregnant women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pregnant Women and Influenza (Flu)
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 9/25/2019. This web page, updated in September 2019, provides flu information for pregnant women, including the need to get flu vaccines. it discusses the long record of safety for flu shots in pregnant women, and flu symptoms and treatment. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Korean Clinic Performed Abortion on Wrong Woman, Police Say
The police said they planned to ask prosecutors to indict the clinic ’s doctor and a nurse on charges of inflicting accidental injury. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Choe Sang-Hun Tags: Abortion Pregnancy and Childbirth Doctors Seoul (South Korea) Source Type: news

Woman "shocked" by price of two ultrasounds after miscarriage
Miriam Harper was 12 weeks pregnant when she lost her baby. Suffering a miscarriage was hard enough. But then she was faced with the medical bills. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Repeat C-sections safer option for some women
New birth option outcome data published Related items fromOnMedica Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided Urgent shakeup required in the way stillbirths are reviewed Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Maternity care better in some respects – but still many problems New mothers must have proper postnatal checks, warn GPs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 25, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Anemia in Early Pregnancy Linked to Autism, ADHD in Kids Anemia in Early Pregnancy Linked to Autism, ADHD in Kids
Iron deficiency anemia in early pregnancy is tied to an increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders, including intellectual disability, in kids.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Pregnant woman's second ultrasound set cost 10 TIMES more than her first
Miriam Harper of Dallas, Texas, underwent two ultrasounds last fall that totaled $150. When she underwent the same scans the next day at a different facility, she was billed $1,500. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USPSTF Urges Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Screening in Pregnancy
TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends using a urine culture to screen pregnant persons for asymptomatic bacteriuria (Grade B recommendation) but does not recommend screening nonpregnant adults. These... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Don't Let the Flu Stop Fall Fun
The excitement of returning to school, going to local football games, and other fall activities will soon be followed byflu season, and health officials are encouraging people to schedule their flu vaccines now to protect themselves, their children, elderly relatives, and their communities. “The flu can be dangerous for many people, including pregnant women, young children, people age 65 and older, and others whose immune systems aren’t working well,” said...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 24, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Liberia: Health Workers' Strike Ignites Pregnant Women Protest
[Observer] It was the first of its kind in Liberia since the end of the civil crisis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Doctor in Korea performs an abortion on the WRONG woman after they failed to check her identity
The woman, six weeks pregnant, visited a clinic in the district of Gangseo. A nurse and doctor allegedly confused patients' medical records before performing the abortion. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Mom Faces Murder Charge After Autopsy Shows Dead Infant Was Alive At Birth
[News24Wire] An autopsy has revealed a newborn baby boy found dead in a box hidden in the cupboard of a young Graaff-Reinet's woman house was alive at birth, Eastern Cape police confirmed on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 24, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes uterus pain in early pregnancy?
Uterus pain in early pregnancy is a common symptom, but in some cases, it is a sign of a complication. Learn about the causes and treatment of uterus pain in early pregnancy here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news