In post-Roe Mississippi, pregnancy resource centers are becoming the last hope for maternal care

Life Choices doesn’t charge women for using their services. They rely on the Columbus community and programs, such as the Choose Life license plate, to keep their doors open. Campbell…

Research evaluates neonatal outcomes of pregnancies complicated by maternal obesity

Obesity is linked to many adverse health outcomes, including in pregnancy. However, there is little information on the effect of maternal obesity on neonatal mortality and illness. A recent study…

Covid during pregnancy increases risk of maternal death

Comment on this story Comment Pregnant people infected with the coronavirus have a seven times higher risk of dying compared with pregnant individuals who are not infected, a finding that…

Health of mothers, fetuses, and children are all affected by the maternal environment

A recent editorial published in the journal BMC Medicine examined existing literature for associations between the mother’s and offspring’s health outcomes and a broad range of maternal characteristics related to…

The maternal RSV vaccine from Pfizer protects newborns against severe illness

On November 1, 2022, Pfizer announced its maternal vaccine against the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) to be almost 82% effective in protecting infants for the first 90 days of life…

Is maternal caffeine consumption associated with child growth, and are such associations present in low-consumption groups?

Caffeine consumption today occurs in the form of tea, coffee, and caffeinated soft drink consumption, most commonly. With the stimulant effect of coffee, most people find it difficult to cut…

Does maternal obesity impact fetal brain development?

In a recent study published in the Nutrients journal, researchers assessed the impact of maternal obesity on brain development in the fetus. Study: Maternal Obesity and Gut Microbiota Are Associated…

Favorable outcomes of infants born after maternal COVID-19 during pregnancy

In a recent Pediatrics journal study, researchers assessed the outcomes of children born to mothers infected during pregnancy with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). In utero, mother-to-child SARS-CoV-2…

Does maternal insulin tolerance during pregnancy influence child adiposity?

In a recent American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology study, researchers explore the association between maternal insulin resistance during the early, middle, and late stages of an uncomplicated pregnancy with…

Study suggests relationship between maternal COVID vaccination, SARS-CoV-2 placentitis, and stillbirth

Since the beginning of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, several pregnancy complications and adverse clinical outcomes have been observed in both the mother and fetus following infection with the…