This week’s Medical Minute, discusses the negative role T-Cells can play in pregnant women with preeclampsia.
Gov. Brian Kemp signed Georgia's House Bill 481 into law in 2019. The legislation remains tied up in federal courts, but in the wake of the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade, HB 481's ban after six weeks gestation has abortion providers— and women from Georgia and neighboring states — bracing for a new plan of care.
Birth control pills are available in the U.S. only with a prescription. Now a drugmaker is asking the FDA to approve a progestin-only contraceptive that would be available without one at pharmacies.
This week’s Medical Minute, discusses the role of the hormone “leptin” in preeclampsia, a condition that causes a host of complications during pregnancy.
If abortion bans are enacted, millions would be forced to travel to less restrictive states, and some health providers are warning they may not be able to handle the surge in demand.
As maternity wards continue to close across the U.S., demand for midwives has grown, especially in rural areas. But hospitals and health care providers have raised concerns about licensing and safety.
The woman and her baby died after Wednesday's strike, one of dozens of recent attacks on Ukraine's health system. U.N. groups warn it is running "dangerously low" on oxygen and medical supplies.
A new study shows that getting the COVID vaccine during pregnancy confers significant protection to infants after birth.
Dr. Mara Gordon spent ten years observing the health care system as a medical student and physician. When she got pregnant she finally understood how vulnerable it can feel to be a patient.
About a quarter of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. Despite the large number of workers affected, no national laws protect them when they need time off to deal with the loss.
The new research affirms what many individuals had reported. But it also shows the changes to the menstrual cycle are mostly minor and brief, more akin to a sore arm than a dangerous reaction.
As the omicron variant surges, anxiety is rising again about COVID-19. It’s even more terrifying for those who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant.
Obstetrical emergency departments are a new aspect of some hospitals that can inflate medical bills for even the easiest, healthiest births. Just ask baby Gus' parents about their $2,755 ER charge.
Only a third of pregnant Americans are vaccinated for COVID-19, despite being at far higher risk for complications and death.
Heat waves are getting longer and more intense with climate change, which increases the risk of preterm birth. Pregnant women often don't hear about the dangers.