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Childbirth for women in their 30s at a 50-year high

Childbirth for women in their 30s at a 50-year high

By Tim Henderson Stateline Women in their 30s are having babies at the highest rate since the 1960s, providing a rare bright spot in what’s an otherwise stagnating U.S. population. For women in their early 30s, the birthrate in 2015 was the highest it’s been since 1964, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report this […]

March 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Families to pay price if maternity care coverage is cut by GOP

Families to pay price if maternity care coverage is cut by GOP

By Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News Christie Popp, who is pregnant with her third child, is hoping hard that the maternity coverage she has through the Affordable Care Act doesn’t go away. That coverage is written into the health law as a requirement for every plan sold on the individual market. But that could change […]

March 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
More than one in three US Women have at least unplanned birth, survey

More than one in three US Women have at least unplanned birth, survey

By Michael Ollove Stateline More than a third of women of reproductive age say they have had at least one unplanned birth and more than half say that an unplanned birth would negatively impact their lives in multiple ways, according to a new survey. The findings, reported Thursday by the Urban Institute, a public policy research […]

March 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Despite federal law, some rural hospitals still turn away women in labor

Despite federal law, some rural hospitals still turn away women in labor

By Julie Lasson, for ProPublica The young woman’s water broke late one morning in August 2014, as she stood in the bathroom of her home in rural Kentucky. Her mother rushed her to the emergency room at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. She signed a slip at the front desk, listing her chief complaint as “labor.” But […]

March 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Spike in syphilis in newborns driven by broader epidemic

Spike in syphilis in newborns driven by broader epidemic

By Anna Gorman Photos by Heidi de Marco Kaiser Health News BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Neonatologist Gurvir Khurana had only read about it in textbooks. Seeing it in real life has been a shock: baby after baby born severely anemic, lungs filled with fluid, bodies covered with rashes. Some only lived minutes; others died within days […]

March 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Could a contraceptive app be as good as the pill?

Could a contraceptive app be as good as the pill?

By Susan Walker, Senior Research Fellow/ Senior Lecturer in Sexual Health Anglia Ruskin University, East Anglia, United Kingdom. There’s a company that claims its smartphone fertility-tracking app is as good as the pill at preventing pregnancy. Women have long monitored their menstrual cycles as a method of contraception but this has often been seen as unreliable because […]

February 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Trump’s ‘global gag rule’ will cause more abortions, not fewer

Trump’s ‘global gag rule’ will cause more abortions, not fewer

Viewpoint By Patricia Schwerdtle Academic Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Two days after large numbers of people across the globe joined Woman’s Marches, US President Donald Trump reinstated the “global gag rule”, which cuts off all US funding to international NGOs whose work includes abortion services or advocacy. Fortunately, the Dutch government has announced a plan to compensate NGOs […]

February 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Preserving fertility when it is threatened by life-saving medicine

Preserving fertility when it is threatened by life-saving medicine

By Anna Gorman Kaiser Health News Angela Thomas thought her breast cancer diagnosis and the double mastectomy that followed were the most traumatic things she would ever experience. Then, when the 32-year-old actress sought fertility treatment so she could have a baby after the cancer care was finished, her insurance company refused to pay. “Trying […]

February 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
In light 0f Zika findings, stepped-up monitoring of children’s symptoms urged

In light 0f Zika findings, stepped-up monitoring of children’s symptoms urged

By Shefali Luthra A series of studies released Wednesday shed a preliminary light on the Zika virus’ consequences for children infected in the womb. But, experts said, the findings also highlight additional challenges: identifying affected babies and making sure they receive needed follow-up care as they grow. That task could prove complicated, especially as new […]

December 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
When nausea from pregnancy is life-threatening

When nausea from pregnancy is life-threatening

By Marlena Schoenberg Fejzo, Associate Researcher in Medicine University of California, Los Angeles Most women experience some type of morning sickness during pregnancy, but some women develop a far more serious condition. Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), which causes severe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, affects as many as 3 percent of pregnancies, leading to over 167,000 emergency department […]

December 13, 2016 | By | Reply More