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Let Birthing People Have Bodily Autonomy––Lying Down Isn’t The Only Option

Malte Mueller/Getty As women, we often find it challenging to listen to our bodies, to follow our intuition, to hear the call from deep in our bellies. When I was pregnant with my twin daughters, I wanted desperately to give birth vaginally, naturally, sans medication or interventions. I was stubborn about it up until my 30-week check-up, when I was diagnosed with preeclampsia and my life and that of my unborn twin daughters lay in the balance — depending on whether or not I would listen to […]

Data Begin To Provide Some Answers On Pregnancy And The Pandemic – NPR

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The Questions ‘Old’ Moms Ask Themselves When Considering A Late-In-Life Baby

Courtesy of Suzy Lofton Becoming an “old new mom” was never part of my plan, but here I am. And while I’m so grateful for my beautiful family, having a child later in life has definitely been a different experience. The path leading to my geriatric pregnancy looked much the same as it does for lots of women. Very career-driven, I spent the better part of my twenties and early thirties in college earning my doctorate and working (as my dad would say, “like a borrowed mule”), […]

These Everyday Toxins May Be Hurting Pregnant Women and Their Babies – The New York Times

This is the second article in a three-part series by investigative reporter Liza Gross, exploring the most dangerous toxins found in the average American home. The stories track fertility, pregnancy and early childhood development. The first, on phthalates, can be found here. Nikki Aldrich can’t talk about what happened in their bucolic riverside village without crying. “She lets me do the talking,” said her mother, Loreen Hackett. Hackett and her daughter’s family live in Hoosick Falls, New York, where residents learned in 2016 that for years — […]

Researchers warn of severe COVID-19 outcomes among pregnant women – Healio

September 22, 2020 3 min read Source/Disclosures Disclosures: Delahoy reports no relevant financial disclosures. Please see the study for all other authors’ relevant financial disclosures. ADD TOPIC TO EMAIL ALERTS Receive an email when new articles are posted on Please provide your email address to receive an email when new articles are posted on . <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary" data-loading-text="Loading ” data-action=”subscribe”> Subscribe ADDED TO EMAIL ALERTS We were unable to process your request. Please try again later. If you continue to have this issue please contact […]