Exposure to these metals may alter pregnancy hormones

Research in Puerto Rico indicates how exposure to toxic metals can disrupt pregnancy hormones. That disruption can cause preterm birth and low birth weight.

Michelle Edelstein-Rutgers • futurity
Dec. 21, 2020 ~5 min

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Infant health inequality has been rising since 2010

Between 1989 and 2010, infant health inequality gradually lessened. New research documents the opposite trend since then.

Jill Kimball-Brown • futurity
Dec. 9, 2020 ~11 min

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Giving birth may affect how quickly you age

The number of times a person gives birth appears to affect the speed at which they age, researchers report.

Katie Bohn-Penn State • futurity
Dec. 1, 2020 ~7 min

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Free birth control cut unintended pregnancy income gap

New research indicates that the ACA's elimination of cost-sharing for contraception resulted in fewer unintended pregnancies, particularly among low-income families.

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
Nov. 9, 2020 ~6 min

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Free birth control cut unintended pregnancy income gap

New research indicates that the ACA's elimination of cost-sharing for contraception resulted in fewer unintended pregnancies, particularly among low-income families.

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
Nov. 9, 2020 ~6 min

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Americans’ odds of getting pregnant may peak in late fall

North Americans are most likely to succeed in getting pregnant in late November and early December, especially if they live in the US South.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
Oct. 27, 2020 ~5 min

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Why the FDA is warning pregnant women not to use over-the-counter pain relievers

Popular pain medicines sold over the counter could be bad for a developing fetus. A pharmacologist explains why, and why the FDA is warning pregnant women to avoid these drugs.

C. Michael White, Distinguished Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Connecticut • conversation
Oct. 21, 2020 ~6 min

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Pregnant women with severe COVID face early delivery risk

Pregnant women with severe or critical COVID-19, and their infants, face higher health risks, both before and after delivery.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Oct. 9, 2020 ~4 min

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Kids face mental health risks when moms used pot during pregnancy

New research finds a link between using marijuana during pregnancy and the risk of psychotic-like experiences, depression, and social problems for kids.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
Sept. 28, 2020 ~10 min

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Pregnancy during a pandemic: The stress of COVID-19 on pregnant women and new mothers is showing

Born into a coronavirus world: how new parents and infants can stay safe.

Elinor Sullivan, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Oregon Health & Science University • conversation
Sept. 23, 2020 ~9 min

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