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Hypertension, obesity contributing factors in maternal deaths in WA

Hypertension, obesity contributing factors in maternal deaths in WA

Obesity and hypertension were common factors in the 69 pregnancy-related maternal deaths reported in Washington state in 2014-2015.

August 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Many nurses lack knowledge of health risks for new mothers, study finds

Many nurses lack knowledge of health risks for new mothers, study finds

By failing to alert new mothers to such risks, nurses may be missing an opportunity to help reduce the maternal mortality rate in the U.S., the highest among affluent nations. An estimated 700 to 900 women die in the U.S. every year from pregnancy- and childbirth-related causes and 65,000 nearly die,

August 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cities enlist ‘doulas’ to reduce infant mortality

Cities enlist ‘doulas’ to reduce infant mortality

“Doula” comes from the Greek, meaning “a woman who helps.” Although doulas are trained to assist expectant mothers through labor, delivery and beyond, they are not medical providers like midwives.

August 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Often missing in the health care debate: women’s voices

Often missing in the health care debate: women’s voices

As leaders in Washington discussed the future of American health care, women were not always allowed in the room. To hammer out (behind closed doors) the Senate’s initial version of a bill to replace Obamacare, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appointed 12 colleagues, all male.

August 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Pregnant women shouldn’t start taking vitamin B3 just yet: reports it prevents miscarriage and birth defects are overblown

Pregnant women shouldn’t start taking vitamin B3 just yet: reports it prevents miscarriage and birth defects are overblown

Reports on a new study claim supplementation with vitamin B3 during pregnancy could prevent miscarriages and birth defects. So should all pregnant women start taking B3 supplements? Not so fast.

August 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Things your gynecologist wishes you would do

Things your gynecologist wishes you would do

No matter a woman’s age or how comfortable she is with her gynecologist, she may still be unsure about a few things, like which symptoms are worth mentioning, how often to make an appointment and how to prepare for an exam.

May 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Women’s rights to health care guaranteed in Washington State

Women’s rights to health care guaranteed in Washington State

Under state law, health insurance companies must give female patients direct access to women’s health care providers and to allow them to self-refer to services, including maternity care, reproductive services and gynecological care.

May 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Women and Zika: Key questions and a few solid answers

Women and Zika: Key questions and a few solid answers

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News This story was first published June 13, 2016; it was most recently updated April 5. The Zika virus caused birth defects in about 10 percent of the 250 pregnant women confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to have contracted the virus, according to figures published April […]

April 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
IVF has little effect on health of the child

IVF has little effect on health of the child

  By Jordana Bell, Senior Lecturer, King’s College London; Jeffrey Craig, Principal Research Fellow, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, and Juan Castillo-Fernandez, PhD candidate, King’s College London The rate of IVF births has risen dramatically in recent years as fertility rates continue to fall worldwide. To date, over 5m babies have been born with the help of […]

April 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Women with coverage for IVF more likely to have procedure again, give birth

Women with coverage for IVF more likely to have procedure again, give birth

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Women whose health insurance covered in-vitro fertilization were more likely to repeat the procedure if necessary, boosting their likelihood of having a baby, compared with women who had to pay out-of-pocket for the pricey reproductive procedure, a new study found. The study, published this week in JAMA, analyzed the probability that […]

April 2, 2017 | By | Reply More