Coronavirus: Pregnant women have higher hospitalization risk
A new CDC report has found that more than 31% of pregnant women were hospitalized compared to 6% of non-pregnant women, putting mothers-to-be at a five times greater risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. officials change virus risk groups, add pregnant women
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revamped its list of which Americans are at higher risk for severe illness from the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pregnant Women at Greater Risk for Severe COVID-19, CDC Says Pregnant Women at Greater Risk for Severe COVID-19, CDC Says
Infected mothers-to-be are five times more likely than their nonpregnant counterparts to be hospitalized and almost twice as likely to require mechanical ventilation, the CDC reports.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant women might be at higher risk for severe COVID-19, CDC says
Pregnant women infected with COVID-19 are more likely to require hospitalization and require ventilator support than other women, according to a report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Head Estimates U.S. Coronavirus Cases Might be 10 Times Higher Than Data Show
In a press briefing on June 25, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said that the current official count of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. may actually be a drastic underestimate. Redfield said the new, much-higher estimate, is based on growing data from antibody testing, which picks up the presence of immune cells that react to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. People will test positive for antibodies to the virus if they have been infected—whether or not they ever got sick or even developed symptoms. Previously, testing was focused only on those with sym...
Source: TIME: Health - June 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Risk for Hospitalization Up for Pregnant Women With COVID-19
THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 -- Among women of reproductive age with COVID-19, pregnant women are more likely to be hospitalized and to be admitted to the intensive care unit, according to research published in the June 26 issue of the U.S. Centers for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Characteristics of Women of Reproductive Age with Laboratory-Confirmed SARS-CoV-2 Infection by Pregnancy Status - United States, January 20-June 7, 2020
Data findings on pregnant and nonpregnant women with laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection and found that pregnant women are more likely admitted to an intensive care unit admission and to receive mechanical ventilation. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 25, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Coronavirus [CoV] MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Pregnancy Women's Health COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Source Type: news

Live Global Coronavirus News: U.S. Sets a Daily Record for New Cases
Nearly 37,000 infections were reported as the virus surged in the South and West. Pregnant women who contract the illness wind up in hospitals and I.C.U. ’s at higher rates, a federal study suggested. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Health Highlights: June 25, 2020
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Pregnant Women May be at Increased Risk From Coronavirus, Analysis Suggests Pregnant women may be at greater risk from the new coronavirus than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: COVID-19 and Pregnancy - Are Babies Safe?
[The Herald] Back in May this year, government medical doctors at Gweru Provincial Hospital successfully delivered a pregnant woman who tested positive for Covid-19 at a quarantine centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 25, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Study Raises Concerns for Pregnant Women With the Coronavirus
Pregnant women who are infected wind up in hospitals and I.C.U. ’s at higher rates, a federal analysis suggests. But the data is far from conclusive. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Women and Girls Pregnancy and Childbirth Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Ventilators (Medical) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Hospitals Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: India records its highest daily rise in cases; EU border rules could bar US visitors
Indian army called in after record rise in Delhi cases; deaths in Latin Americapass 100,000; Brazil records39,436 new casesFrance says 460,000 people have deleted contact-tracing appGlobal report: seven US states report record Covid-19 hospitalisationsThousands gather for Russia ’s Victory Day parade as cases pass 600kUK coronavirus updates – live2.55pmBSTChina ’s appetite for salmon and other seafood has crashed after a resurgence in coronavirus infections in Beijing was traced to chopping boards for imported salmon in a wholesale food market in the capital,Reuters reports.Exporters all the way to Europe...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Damien Gayle (now); Sarah Marsh and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Brazil Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Air pollutants and population density increase childhood obesity risk – study
Researchers found that air pollution, smoking and a person ’s built environment may play role in obesity in childrenAir pollutants and population density are increasing the chances of childhood obesity, and scientists are just starting to understand which chemicals and urban factors are the riskiest, according to a new US study.Researchersreviewed 77 factors during pregnancy and 96 during childhood and found that air pollution, smoking and a person ’s built environment may play a role in obesity in children from birth to age 11.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Valerie Yurk in Washington Tags: Children Obesity Science Source Type: news

Tanzania: State Registers Reduced Infant Mortality in Fifth Regime
[Daily News] TANZANIA has made remarkable achievements in maternal and child health care in the past five years, and in turn reduced infant mortality from an average of 25 to seven deaths per 1,000 live births. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 24, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Odds of Pregnancy Decrease With Prolonged Embryo Storage
WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2020 -- Prolonged storage of embryos after vitrification is associated with a reduced likelihood of biochemical pregnancy, clinical pregnancy, and live birth, according to a study published online June 23 in Human... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Likely Is It to Get Pregnant While on Birth Control Pills?
Title: How Likely Is It to Get Pregnant While on Birth Control Pills?Category: Health and LivingCreated: 6/24/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/24/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet HIV General)
Source: MedicineNet HIV General - June 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

World's first genetic and environmental risks identified for common form of childhood epilepsy
(King's College London) A new study of childhood epilepsy has identified the world's first environmental risk factor for the disease - maternal smoking in pregnancy, and discovered a new genetic association with the condition, pointing to potential new treatments for the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayne Pharma Announces FDA Filing Acceptance of New Drug Application for E4/DRSP in the US
ADELAIDE, Australia, June 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayne Pharma Group Limited (ASX: MYX) is pleased to announce the New Drug Application (NDA) for E4/DRSP to prevent pregnancy has been accepted for review by the US Food and Drug... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - June 24, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Rwanda: Gicumbi - Why Men Participation in Family Planning Initiatives Is Needed
[New Times] There is need for mutual involvement when it comes to embracing family planning programmes for both men and women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 23, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Infectious diseases in pregnancy screening (IDPS): programme overview, PHE (updated 23rd June 2020)
Information on the programme, including the screening tests, commissioning, quality assurance, education and training. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Namibia: Sioka Receives Backlash On Abortion Views
[Namibian] Social workers and community members have questioned the minister of gender equality, poverty eradication and social welfare's stance on abortion rights in Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 23, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Venaani Supports Calls to Legalise Abortion
[Namibian] Popular Democratic Movement leader McHenry Venaani says he supports calls for Namibia to legalise abortion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 23, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Coping during pregnancy following exposure to a natural disaster: the QF2011 Queensland Flood Study - Chen T, Laplante DP, Elgbeili G, Brunet A, Simcock G, Kildea S, King S.
This study investigated how coping strategies moderated the impact of disaster-related objective hardship on subjective distress in pregnant women. METHODS: The objective hardship (exposure severity), subjective distress (Peritraumatic Di... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Caution indicated with new GBCAs for kidney patients
Even though incidence of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis after exposure to gadolinium-based...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Could a plant virus help create a new MRI contrast agent? Might manganese make gadolinium obsolete for MRI scans? Patients at risk for NSF might be safe with certain GBCAs Gadolinium MRI scans most common early in pregnancy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Meeting family planning needs in Nepal ’s quarantine centres
KATHMANDU, Nepal –When Kabita Bhandari arrived at a COVID-19 quarantine centre in Baitadi District, in far-western Nepal, residents thought she was bringing food. They soon realized she was delivering another kind of essential supplies: contraceptives.There were four couples staying at the centre, undergoing a mandatory 14-day quarantine after returning from India. They said the family planning supplies were absolutely needed.“The women were worried about getting pregnant,” recounted Ms. Bhandari. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Enhancing agency for health providers and pregnant women experiencing intimate partner violence in South Africa - Sprague C, Woollett N, Hatcher AM.
Global policy frameworks call for strengthening the role of health systems to address intimate partner violence (IPV) and support women's agency, yet the evidence of health system responses remains slender in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In So... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Integrative review of pregnancy and birth outcomes after exposure to a hurricane - Jeffers NK, Glass N.
OBJECTIVE: To appraise and analyze published research on the relationships among hurricane exposure and adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes. DATA SOURCES: A literature search was conducted in four electronic databases: CINAHL Plus, Embase, PubMed, and Web... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Women's and girls' experiences of reproductive coercion and opportunities for intervention in family planning clinics in Nairobi, Kenya: a qualitative study - Boyce SC, Uysal J, DeLong SM, Carter N, Undie CC, Liambila W, Wendoh S, Silverman JG.
BACKGROUND: Reproductive coercion (RC), which includes contraceptive sabotage and pregnancy coercion, may help explain known associations between intimate partner violence (IPV) and poor reproductive health outcomes, such as unintended pregnancy. In Kenya,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Protecting Pregnant Women From Covid-19
Information on the risks Covid-19 poses to pregnant women has been inconsistent, inconclusive, and altogether lacking. Here's what we know —and how we can learn more. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: William A. Haseltine, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Coronavirus business pharma & Source Type: news

South Africa: Parents Burn Tyres Outside Home of Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Children
[GroundUp] NPA say placing the matter on the court roll prematurely could prejudice their case (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 22, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Sudan, Where Illegal Abortions remain Dangerous and Deadly
The Ibrahim Malik public hospital in Khartoum, Sudan. Abortion is only legal in Sudan under very specific circumstances. As a result a number of women continue to access unsafe abortions. Courtesy: Abdelgadir Bashir By Reem AbbasKHARTOUM, Jun 22 2020 (IPS) Omnia Nabil*, a Sudanese doctor, who worked in one of the largest hospitals in Khartoum, the country’s capital, was devastated to witness the deaths of 50 young women who had unsafe abortions during a space of just three months. “I would see 16 cases of failed abortions on a given day. I would insert my hand and pull out syringes or leaves, unsanitary items t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Reem Abbas Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Sudan unsafe abortions Women Deliver Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and pregnancy, RCOG (updated 19th June 2020)
This guidance for healthcare professionals on coronavirus (COVID-19) in pregnancy is version 10.1 (published 19th June) and has been updated to include: reference to interim results of the RECOVERY trial; NHS England guidance on face masks; the number of visitors and/or birth partners for hospital inpatients. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Doreen Majala Wades Into Teen Pregnancies Debate
[Nairobi News] Former NTV Swahili news anchor Doreen Majala has waded into the raging debate about teenage pregnancies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 22, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

UMN report shows sexually transmitted infections continue to rise among MN youth
(University of Minnesota Medical School) The 2020 Minnesota Adolescent Sexual Health Report from the University of Minnesota Medical School's Healthy Youth Development - Prevention Research Center (HYD-PRC) reports that while pregnancy and birth rates continue to decline to historic lows for 15 to 19-year-olds, Minnesota youth are contracting sexually transmitted infections (STI) at alarmingly high rates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Teachers and mothers join forces to keep girls in school in Malawi
LILONGWE, Malawi –Isaac Zatha, the headmaster of Chapita Primary School in the Malawian district of Salima, spent years watching his girl students disappear from class when they weremarried off orbecame pregnant. “Every month, I would receive a report of a girl dropping out and by the end of the term, the numbers were significant,” he recounted. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Nigeria: Drughelpnet - a Lifeline for Female Drug Users in the Midst of a Pandemic
[This Day] Abuja -Yemisi, a student in one of the more than 170 Nigerian universities, is pregnant and a drug user. As a result of the COVID-19 imposed lockdown, her university was closed and she had to go back home to stay with her family, a typically conservative Nigerian family, who are unaware of her drug use habit or that she is pregnant without being married. Yemisi, already five months pregnant, is yet to enroll in an antenatal programme and uses a cocktail of drugs (cannabis, codeine and diazepam) which are all harm (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pregnant women can now enroll in U Penn plasma coronavirus trial
A trial of plasma from COVID-19 survivors to treat people still sick with coronavirus at the University of Pennsylvania is among the first in the world to include women who are expecting. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Mild' form of IVF could save NHS millions, says fertility doctor
A medical review found women who have the 'kinder' treatment, known as mild IVF, are just as likely to get pregnant as those undergoing conventional IVF. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Montefiore and Einstein Lead Major NYC Health Centers in Publishing Largest Body of Data in the US About Pregnant Women and COVID
Bronx, NY (June 18, 2020)— Researchers atMontefiore Health System andAlbert Einstein College of Medicine, in collaboration with four major New York City academic health centers, published the largest review to date of birth outcomes among women with SARS-COV-2, the novel coronavirus. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - June 19, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Namibia: Kamwi Backs Calls to Legalise Abortion
[New Era] The contentious topic of abortion returned to the front burner this week after gender minister Doreen Sioka came under fire for deeming the practise immoral. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 19, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: COVID-19 Threatens Abortion Rights
[New Era] Reproductive health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being in all matters relating to the reproductive system. It implies that people are able to have a satisfying and safe sex life, the capability to reproduce, and the freedom to decide if, when, and how often to do so. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 19, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Pandemic Affecting Mental Health of Pregnant Women, New Moms
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Infections, Psychiatry, Obstetrics, Sports Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Kenya: Mutua Responds to Reports of Spike in Teenage Pregnancies in Machakos
[Nairobi News] Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has dismissed claims that the county has recorded more than 4,000 cases of teenage pregnancies during the period of the Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 19, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Govt to Probe 'Obnoxious' Report Alluding to 152,820 Teen Pregnancies
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Government has launched a probe into a recently released study which reported an alarming number of teen pregnancies being cited in the country since schools were closed down in March this year over Coronavirus fears, saying the figures being presented might be exaggerated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 19, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Exposure to Air Pollutants, Heat Linked to Pregnancy Outcomes
FRIDAY, June 19, 2020 -- Exposure to air pollutants and heat is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to a review published online June 18 in JAMA Network Open. Bruce Bekkar, M.D., retired from the Southern California Permanente... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kenya: Report On Teen Pregnancies Alarms Kenyans
[Nation] A survey by the Kenya Health Information System shows that about 4,000 girls aged 19 years and below were reported pregnant in Machakos County between January and May, which means 27 girls conceived every day. The numbers in other counties were equally bad. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 19, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Admin Error Leads to Joburg Hospital Being Accused of 'Losing Baby'
[News24Wire] A Johannesburg hospital has been accused of "losing" a baby - a claim that has since been said to be the result of a clerical error. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 19, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lockdown Prevents 0.8 Million Unplanned Pregnancies, 300,000 Unsafe Abortions in Nigeria
[Vanguard] As demand for family planning services spike (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 19, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Pandemic Affecting Mental Health of Pregnant Women, New Moms
FRIDAY, June 19, 2020 -- The coronavirus pandemic is adding to the mood issues that many pregnant women and new moms experience, according to a new study. One in 7 women experience anxiety or depression immediately before or after giving birth --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kenya: Teenage Pregnancies - Magoha Now Blames Porn Sites
[Nairobi News] Porn lovers in Kenya are in for a rough ride ahead if Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has his way. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 19, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news