A newborn’s cries break the expectant stillness of the delivery room. Beaming beneath her surgical mask, midwife Kimberly Moorhouse lifts the baby to the new mother’s glistening face as the sun begins to crest over the Inukjuak midwifery center in Nunavik, a remote region…
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:
Mounting research has shown pregnant women fare worse than their nonpregnant counterparts when it comes to COVID-19. One promising finding is that the virus rarely crosses over to the fetus.