Caesarean section rates are climbing worldwide and will continue to do so, according to new research
Glancing nervously towards the clock, Brenda Epoo, an experienced midwife and perinatal service coordinator, reaches for a folded set of fresh bed sheets. With only 5 minutes before the next patient arrives, Epoo must handwash all of her instruments and change the linens on…
The sidelining of pregnant women’s needs and the skills of midwives is leading to a scourge of preventable deaths, warns the
A complete rethink of the global approach to miscarriage is long overdue, according to a new
Most midwives in Tijuana, Mexico weren’t used to delivering high-risk pregnancies—but that changed when hospitals began rejecting pregnant mothers, citing COVID-19 restrictions. One midwife, as a result, saw her first newborn death after 35 years of practice. …
After noticing mothers suffering in silence, Haitian women are opening up the conversation around autism in their communities.
The pandemic has led to worse outcomes for yet another vulnerable group: moms and their babies, according to a new
Albuquerque’s Lovelace Women’s Hospital bills itself as a state-of-the-art newborn facility. Yet an investigation has found that extremely preterm babies were dying at almost 2X the rate of a nearby newborn facility.
Early results from several studies suggest that pregnant women vaccinated against COVID-19 may pass some immunity to their babies. They found that pregnant women who received an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine had: