Since it is the most crucial time for a mother, it is important for her to be vigilant. It is imperative to look out and address any uneasiness, no matter how insignificant, because if you decide to ignore it, there is a potential that it could develop into something unforeseen.
Pregnancy is often a special time in a woman's life — full of blissful preparation and anticipation of her happy bundle of joy. However, it rarely comes without some form of discomfort. Research in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth shows that about half of all pregnant women experience pelvic girdle pain (PGP), or pain felt around the pelvic joints, hips, lower back, and thighs. The data also says that between 25-30% of pregnant women experience more severe PGP pain.
Being pregnant is tough enough, but with the added pressure of work, a shaky economy and the risks of COVID-19, it can seem overwhelming. But if it's possible, expectant mothers should try to take stock of their stress and reach out for help to reduce how often their newborn is likely to experience negative emotions, according to a new study.
During pregnancy, a mother’s body suppresses parts of the immune system to help tolerate the growing fetus. This means pregnant women are at an especially high risk of contracting disease, including Covid-19. The risk they face is two-fold: first, towards their own health, and second, towards the health of their unborn child. Still, not much is known about the impacts of SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy.
Canada is a low-fertility country, or below the no-migration population replacement level of 2.1 children per woman. Fertility rates have been steadily declining since 2009, with the trend intensifying since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic: Canada’s fertility rate decreased from 1.47 children per woman in 2019 to a record low of 1.40 children per woman in 2020.
Among the women studied, 86.4% were infected before childbirth, and most cases (60.3%) were detected in the third trimester of pregnancy. At first hospital admission, the most frequent symptoms among the women were dyspnea (73%), fever (69%), and cough (59%).
A pandemic baby bump in the B.C. Interior saw birthrates increase as much as 30 per cent in some hospitals last year. Interior Health said there were 6,136 newborns delivered across 19 of the region's hospitals in 2021, up from 5,647 the previous year. That's an increase of nine per cent overall.
Almost a quarter (24 per cent) of Canadians aged 15 to 49 have changed their fertility plans because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Statistics Canada paper released.
It can be difficult to separate fact from fiction when it comes to COVID-19 vaccines, particularly in relation to fertility and reproductive health. UBC’s Dr. Deborah Money, professor in the faculty of medicine’s department of obstetrics and gynaecology, busts some of the many myths circulating about the vaccines’ impact on fertility.
A number of unvaccinated pregnant women are battling COVID-19 in B.C. intensive care units, health officials revealed Tuesday while pushing for expectant mothers to get immunized.
Pregnant women vaccinated against COVID-19 could pass along protection to their babies, according to a new study in Israel.
There's enough to worry about during a pregnancy, even without a pandemic. As the vaccine rollout continues, there's still concern over its impact on pregnancy.
Preterm birth prediction, AI lamps for sleep training and a warning system for leaving your baby in a hot car: here's the best of CES 2021.
Mothers are giving birth to what some have dubbed "the coronial generation" — but experts say to expect fewer births.
The president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Sally Goza, attends a meeting at the White House with President Trump, students, teachers and administrators about how to safely reopen schools during the coronavirus pandemic.
The average cost to have a baby in an American hospital is more than $10,000, and that is without complications. I had prenatal visits throughout my first pregnancy, multiple ultrasounds, a caesarean section and I stayed in the hospital afterwards for three days. I left with a healthy baby and no bill.
While healthcare professionals across the country are working on the frontlines to curb the spread of Covid-19, the healthcare system continues to care for patients who present health concerns unrelated to the virus.
When it comes to COVID-19 and pregnancy there’s a lot we still don’t know. Now a new national study lead by UBC professor, Dr. Deborah Money, is trying to fill in the gaps.