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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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

 covid-19  coronavirus  pregnancy  pandemic  stress  fetus  infants

The risk of preterm birth rises near gas flaring, reflecting deep-rooted environmental injustices in rural America

A study shows that low-income communities and communities of color are bearing the brunt of the energy industry's pollution in the region. The risks also extend to the unborn.

Lara Cushing, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles • conversation
Aug. 20, 2020 ~8 min

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Sex talk: Common misunderstandings doctors confront about preventing pregnancy

Doctors hear many of the same basic questions about sex from their patients.

Richard Gunderman, Chancellor's Professor of Medicine, Liberal Arts, and Philanthropy, Indiana University • conversation
May 20, 2020 ~7 min

 pregnancy  sex  condoms  breastfeeding  contraception  iud  pituitary-gland  the-pill  sti

How does a baby 'breathe' while inside its mom?

A fetus needs oxygen long before its lungs work and it's exposed to the air. Some ingenious biochemistry explains how the mother's blood delivers it.

Julie Pollock, Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Richmond • conversation
May 5, 2020 ~6 min

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Coronavirus, pregnant women and infants – new research

Our review found women with already high-risk pregnancies may have become more sick with COVID-19.

Ola Andersson, Neonatologist, Senior Researcher, Skåne University Hospital, Lund University • conversation
April 22, 2020 ~7 min

 covid-19  coronavirus  pregnancy  babies  infant-health

Coronavirus: emerging research shows risk COVID-19 poses to pregnant women and infants

Our review found women with already high-risk pregnancies become more sick with COVID-19.

Ola Andersson, Neonatologist, Senior Researcher, Skåne University Hospital, Lund University • conversation
April 22, 2020 ~7 min

 covid-19  coronavirus  pregnancy  babies  infant-health

Coronavirus: emerging research shows COVID-19 poses risk to pregnant women and infants

Our review found women with already high-risk pregnancies become more sick with COVID-19.

Ola Andersson, Neonatologist, Senior Researcher, Skåne University Hospital, Lund University • conversation
April 22, 2020 ~7 min

 covid-19  coronavirus  pregnancy  babies  infant-health

Pregnant during the coronavirus crisis? Don't panic

It's a very unsettling time, but don't panic, keep abreast of the guidance, find time for you and stay in touch with your midwife.

Helen Cheyne, Royal College of Midwives Professor of Midwifery Research, University of Stirling • conversation
March 31, 2020 ~7 min

 covid-19  pregnancy

Pregnant in a time of coronavirus - the changing risks and what you need to know

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, pregnant women are facing new health risks and a health care system that's changing around them by the day.

Hector Chapa, Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Interprofessional Education, College of Medicine, Texas A&M University • conversation
March 28, 2020 ~10 min

 health  covid-19  coronavirus  pregnancy  hospitals  home-birth  coronavirus-2020  miscarriage  newborns  maternity

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