SURVEY: HALF OF AMERICANS CONCERNED ABOUT NEW MOMS AND BABIES BEING IN PUBLIC PLACES

There are a lot of health concerns that come with pregnancy, and the COVID-19 pandemic has created additional fears about risks for both mom and baby.
A new national survey conducted by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center confirms these fears, finding that nearly 80% of respondents would be concerned about themselves or an expectant mother in their life in the midst of the current COVID-19 outbreak, with almost half expressing fear of going to a scheduled prenatal appointment.

Reducing the risk to children’s health in flood-prone areas of India

Monsoon rainfall has become more unpredictable in India. Floods and droughts have become more common and pose multiple risks to human health and wellbeing, with children under five being particularly vulnerable. New research finds that more assistance needs to be provided to communities in flood-prone areas to protect children under five from undernutrition.

New study found an increased risk of adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes among women delivering after Hurricane Harvey made landfall.

Hector Mendez-Figueroa, MD, first and corresponding author, is available to talk about his research:  New study found an increased risk of adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes among women delivering after Hurricane Harvey made landfall. The study was just published in…

Moderate to Heavy Drinking During Pregnancy Alters Genes in Newborns, Mothers

Mothers who drink moderate to high levels of alcohol during pregnancy may be changing their babies’ DNA, according to a Rutgers-led study.