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

Tags:  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

Tags: placenta baby chemistry pregnancy blood oxygen mother biochemistry hemoglobin breathing breath fetus

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

Tags:  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

Tags:  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

Tags:  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

Tags:  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

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

Perinatal anxiety: one in five women experience it – but many still suffer alone before or after childbirth

Our research found that stigma often prevents women from getting help for this hidden illness.

Gini Harrison, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, The Open University • conversation
March 23, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  mental-health  pregnancy  anxiety  womens-health

During coronavirus hospital surge, a midwife recommends home birth

During a pandemic, a home birth starts looking better every second. Midwives with their specialized skills in low-risk normal birth can be of great service.

Manavi Handa, Associate Professor, Midwifery Education Program, Ryerson University • conversation
March 22, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  pregnancy  pandemic  canada  home-birth  midwifery  pregnant  ontario  midwives  giving-birth  midwife  severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome-sars

Newborn babies weigh less today – possibly due to the increased popularity of cesarean sections and induced labor

The decline in US birth weight is somewhat of a puzzle for public health researchers.

Andrea Tilstra, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
March 11, 2020 ~4 min

Tags:  children  pregnancy  parents  mothers  parenting  research-brief  demography  birth  obstetrics  babies  caesarean-section  cesarean-section

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