Category Archives: Pregnancy And You

She Was Pregnant With Twins During Covid. Why Did Only One Survive? – The New York Times

In March, with the coronavirus lockdown in full swing, Chrissy Sample was feeling anxious. Furloughed from her job and stuck at home with her 8-year-old son, she was also pregnant with twins, who were due in mid-July. Although she often felt immobilized by an intense pain in her legs and lower abdomen, her doctor regularly told her these feelings were normal. Ms. Sample had seen her regular obstetrician, but as a 34-year-old woman carrying more than one child, she was supposed to frequently see a high-risk obstetrician. […]

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A pregnant woman with covid-19 was dying. With one decision, her doctors saved three lives. – The Washington Post

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My Water Broke At 7 Months, So I Had To Quarantine Alone In The Hospital

Courtesy of Jennifer Indig On the evening of the fourth of July, we gathered around the dining room table for a delicious feast of steaks, corn on the cob and pasta with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella. Close friends of ours from Brooklyn we hadn’t seen since the beginning of the pandemic were visiting us in Connecticut where we rented a house for the summer. My eight and almost six-year-old daughters were looking forward to staying up past sunset to light fireworks and sparklers. Seven months pregnant, I […]

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Why pregnant women face special risks from COVID-19 – Science Magazine

<!– –> Obstetrician Yalda Afshar is probing COVID-19’s impact during pregnancy. Her own baby is due in October. Aparna Sridhar By Meredith WadmanAug. 4, 2020 , 3:45 PM Science’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center and the Heising-Simons Foundation. Yalda Afshar hears the worries every day from her patients: Will COVID-19 hit me harder because I’m pregnant? If I’m infected, will the virus damage my baby? Afshar, a high-risk obstetrician at Ronald Reagan University of California (UC), Los Angeles, Medical Center, understands the women’s concerns […]

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8 Best Products To Tackle Stretch Marks & Hyperpigmentation Caused By Pregnancy—And Life

While many pregnancy side-effects are short term— like morning sickness that lasts all day, heartburn that lasts all night, postpartum hair loss or the inability to hold in your pee after a light sneeze— others are long-lasting, or even with us, well, forever. Some of the most pesky and common pregnancy hold-overs, that last well after your baby makes their big debut are skin-issues— usually in the form of stretch marks or hyperpigmentation (aka melasma). They are two top complaints among new moms chatting on Peanut, the […]

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65 Louisiana women died pregnancy-connected deaths. Almost all were preventable, report finds. – NOLA.com

In 2017, at least 65 women died of pregnancy-connected causes in Louisiana. Almost all of the deaths — 80% to 100% — could have been prevented, according to the state’s most comprehensive report of maternal deaths to date. The report was put together by Louisiana’s Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review committee, a group of health professionals who combed through medical records, autopsies, police reports, and local news clips to piece together how each pregnant woman died in the state. The federally funded committee is trying to determine how […]

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Pregnant woman dies, baby girl in critical condition after shooting into Columbia home, Howard County police s – Baltimore Sun

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The ‘Lose Weight By Breastfeeding’ Message Is Hurting Postpartum Moms

Anna Shvets/Pexels Lose weight while breastfeeding? Breastfeed to lose weight? For years, women have been indoctrinated to believe the most effective way to lose weight postpartum is to breastfeed. Or that the best reason to breastfeed is for weight loss. It’s high time to call out this crap for what it is: an instrument of diet culture to manipulate women during one of the most vulnerable times of their lives — physically, mentally, and emotionally. The truth is, this message is destructive and harming new mothers in […]

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Ask Amy: His mom doesn’t realize I’m pregnant, and I need to keep it that way – The Mercury News

Dear Amy: My partner and I are expecting a baby. It’s our first baby, and the only grandchild in his family. Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)  I moved in with him and his family right after we discovered that we were pregnant. The problem is that during this time, his parents’ relationship deteriorated, resulting in a messy divorce after 42 years. We’ve decided that it was best to hide the pregnancy from his family as long as we can, due to how childish and toxic his […]

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What Is Nesting In Pregnancy, AKA Why Am I Scrubbing The Bathroom Ceiling… Again?

Pexels We probably don’t have to tell you that you’ll go through a lot of changes during your pregnancy — some more enjoyable than others. But one you may not be quite as familiar with is also, in our opinion, one of the most fun. Or, at the very least, one of the most productive. Yep, we’re talking about nesting! If you’re tempted at this very minute to fold your unborn child’s teeny-tiny socks for the 100th time, well, you’re probably already in the thick of it. […]

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