Pregnant at 50: What You Need to Know

SOURCES: Deborah Keaton, parent, Los Angeles. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Good Health Before Pregnancy: Prepregnancy Care,” “Having a Baby After Age 35: How Aging Affects Fertility and Pregnancy.” Penn Medicine: “The Change Before the Change: 9 Questions About Perimenopause.” Vintonne Naiden, MD, OB/GYN, Decatur, GA. Tommy’s: “What happens if I’m pregnant … Read more

Mary Agyapong: Pregnant nurse who died with Covid ‘felt pressured’ to work

Giving evidence, Mr Boateng said: “Mary continued to work during this time [the start of the coronavirus outbreak], but she was very concerned about the situation involving Covid-19, so much so that when she came home from work she would take her clothes off at the front door and take a shower immediately. Source link

MS Doesn’t Put Pregnant Women at Higher Risk

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — In a finding that should reassure women with multiple sclerosis (MS) who want to have a baby, new research suggests the disease doesn’t raise the risk of pregnancy complications. “Women with multiple sclerosis may be understandably concerned about the risks of pregnancy,” said study author Dr. Melinda … Read more

Experts: Pregnant Women Can Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Dec. 18, 2020 — Pregnant women or nursing moms who want the COVID-19 vaccine should get one, experts say. That’s true even though there’s a lack of safety data in these groups, according to guidance from the CDC, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Pregnant … Read more

Most Pregnant Women With COVID Are Asymptomatic

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Most pregnant women infected with the new coronavirus don’t have symptoms, a new study shows. Researchers analyzed data from a coronavirus screening program in the labor and delivery unit of Elmhurst Hospital in New York City during March and April. Of … Read more

Allow pregnant women partner support ‘at all times’

“We hope the roll-out of rapid testing will increase the time partners who test negative can spend with women and their babies on antenatal and postnatal wards, although we have concerns about the capacity and sensitivity of lateral flow testing to enable maternity services to reopen fully,” said Dr Edward Morris, President of the Royal … Read more

COVID Fuels Depression In Pregnant Women, New Moms

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) — COVID-19 may be behind a concerning rise in the number of women suffering anxiety and depression before and soon after childbirth, a new study says. Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston surveyed more than 1,100 pregnant and postpartum women … Read more