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Drinking coffee while pregnant alters the fetal brain

Neuroregulating caffeine easily crosses the placental barrier.A study finds that the brains of children born to mothers who consumed coffee during pregnancy are different.The observed differences may be associated with behavioral issues. As one human body gives birth to another, so many things have to, and usually do, go right. It's known that substances a mother ingests can influence the success of fetal development. Modern mothers are careful regarding the consumption of alcohol, associated w...
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Why I felt fine about not disclosing my pregnancy to investors

Kathy Hannun Contributor Share on Twitter Kathy Hannun is president and co-founder of Dandelion Energy. Prior to Dandelion, Kathy worked at X, Google Alphabet’s innovation lab. In May 2017, Kathy launched Dandelion as an independent startup. She graduated from Stanford with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and M.S. in Computer Science. I closed two major rounds of funding for my geothermal energy startup, Dandelion Energy, while pr...
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Expert Group: Chemicals In Plastics Damage Babies’ Brains And Must Be Banned Immediately

(CNN) — Synthetic chemicals called phthalates are damaging children’s brain development and therefore must be immediately banned from consumer products, according to a group of scientists and health professionals from Project TENDR. Project TENDR, which stands for Targeting Environmental Neuro-Development Risks, is a group of volunteer scientists, health professionals and child advocates working to study and reduce children’s exposure to neurotoxic chemicals and pollutants. “What we want to acco...
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Harry and Meghan to break silence in Oprah Winfrey interview

Couple, who are expecting second child, to give first interview since quitting as senior royalsThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex will break their silence in their first interview since quitting their roles as senior royals when they sit down with Oprah Winfrey next month.Prince Harry and Meghan, who revealed on Sunday they are expecting their second child, announced their plans to step back from the royal family on 8 January last year. Continue reading...
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Harry and Meghan's second child will be US citizen

Photographer who took shot of pregnant Duchess of Sussex says couple ‘absolute soulmates’The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s second child will have an automatic right to US citizenship.The new baby, news of which was announced by the “overjoyed” couple on Valentine’s Day, will be born eighth in line to the throne and become the most senior royal in the current line of succession to be born overseas. Continue reading...
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Harry and Meghan's second child could be US citizen

Photographer who took shot of pregnant Duchess of Sussex says couple ‘absolute soulmates’The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s second child will have an automatic right to US citizenship if born in America, as is likely.The new baby, news of which was announced by the “overjoyed” couple on Valentine’s Day, will be born eighth in line to the throne and become the most senior royal in the current line of succession to be born overseas. Continue reading...
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What pregnant people need to know about COVID-19 vaccine safety, and when they can get the shot

Dr. Marina Del Rios, from University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, receives Chicago's first COVID-19 vaccination from Dr. Nikhila Juvvadi on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, at Loretto Hospital, a 122-bed medical facility in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago. Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP Pregnant people who are eligible for the coronavirus vaccine have to decide whether the benefits of the shot outweigh the unknown risks.  About 20,000 pregnant women have been vaccina...
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Anti-vaxxers are using a doctor's miscarriage to claim the COVID-19 vaccine affects pregnancy - but the doctor lost her baby before getting the shot

Getty A Facebook post allegedly claimed the coronavirus vaccine caused an OB-GYN's miscarriage.  But the doctor suffered the loss before receiving the vaccine, according to her Instagram posts. Based on how it's made and data so far, scientists say it's likely the vaccine is safe in pregnancy. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. When Dr. Michelle Rockwell woke up Sunday morning, just a couple months after suffering a pregnancy loss, she said she saw her photos plaster...
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US toddler to release debut album recorded in the womb

Luca Yupanqui was recorded by her parents using ‘biosonic MIDI technology’An American toddler, Luca Yupanqui, is gearing up to release her debut album, the world’s first LP made from sounds inside the womb.Her parents are Elizabeth Hart, a member of psych-rock band Psychic Ills, and musician Iván Diaz Mathé, who has worked with Lee “Scratch” Perry and others. In five hour-long “joint meditation” sessions, they recorded Yupanqui in utero via electrodes on Hart’s abdomen, and using “biosonic MIDI ...
Tags: Family, Music, Children, Pregnancy, US, US news, Culture, Parents and parenting, Electronic Music, Experimental music, Lee, Hart, Perry, Elizabeth Hart, Luca Yupanqui, Iván Diaz Mathé


Pregnant people who get COVID-19 may pass their babies disease-fighting antibodies in the womb, study suggests

A medical worker examines a newborn at a maternity hospital in Volgograd, Russia on January 13, 2021. Dmitry Rogulin/TASS via Getty Images A new study found that 87% of new mothers who had detectable COVID-19 antibodies shared them with their newborns through the umbilical cord. The find suggests it's possible that newborn babies can confer some protective COVID-19 immunity from a mother's infection during pregnancy. It also raises questions about whether vaccinating pregnant people might ...
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WHO: Pregnant people shouldn't get COVID-19 vaccine unless benefits outweigh potential risks

Crystal Cox/Business Insider Pregnant people should not get COVID-19 vaccines unless the benefits outweigh the risks, WHO said.  People in high-risk jobs and with underlying conditions, for instance, may benefit.  The vaccine is expected to be safe in pregnant people, but there's not enough data to truly know its risks. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Pregnant women should hold off on getting Moderna's coronavirus vaccine, unless the benefits of protection outweigh the...
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I enjoyed researching the bloody history of childbirth - then I had a baby | Anna North

My new novel is about a midwife’s daughter in the old American west. The peril pregnant women underwent, then and now, became all too vivid once I became a parentChildbirth in the 19th century was a dangerous affair. Women routinely came down with puerperal fever, an infection of the uterus that could lead to sepsis and death. Others suffered a postpartum haemorrhage: heavy bleeding that, if not stopped, could also claim their lives. Some experienced eclampsia, a condition in which skyrocketing ...
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Black women in the UK four times more likely to die in pregnancy or childbirth

Disparity with white women shows need for action, doctors say, despite slight improvement in mortality rate Black women are still four times more likely than white women to die in pregnancy or childbirth in the UK, and women from Asian ethnic backgrounds face twice the risk, according to a new .The data shows a slight narrowing of the divide – found black women were five times more likely to die – but experts say that is statistically insignificant and not a sign of progress. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Race, Women, Pregnancy, Society, UK News, Global development, Parents and parenting, Maternal mortality


'Don't look dishevelled': anger over Seoul city's advice to pregnant women

Government guidelines give tips on how to avoid putting on weight and how to prepare food for men who are ‘unaccustomed to cooking’The Seoul city government has sparked anger for offering advice to pregnant women that includes ensuring their husbands have clean clothes and enough to eat while they are in hospital giving birth.The guidelines, posted on a government-run website, included tips for expectant South Korean mothers at different stages of their pregnancy. Continue reading...
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What pregnant people need to know about COVID-19 vaccine safety

Dr. Marina Del Rios, from University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, receives Chicago's first COVID-19 vaccination from Dr. Nikhila Juvvadi on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, at Loretto Hospital, a 122-bed medical facility in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago. Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP Pregnant people who are eligible for the coronavirus vaccine have to decide whether the benefits of the shot outweigh the unknown risks.  There's little data on how the vaccine behave...
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If You Feel Anxious About the Future, Do This

The bags under my eyes were as dark as the evening sky the night I saw those two pink lines appear on the white stick. I was pregnant — again. Mixed with the undeniable joy for the gift of new life growing inside me was a rising current of anxiety. I was already exhausted and stretched thin by caring for my one-year-old and two-year-old. How was I going to handle another baby? How could I possibly be a good mother to three kids, three and under? I felt uncertain about the future and inadequate i...
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Most new and expectant mothers feel more anxious due to Covid, finds survey

Research by charity Tommy’s also found myths relating to pregnancy were still circulatingNearly half of new and expectant mothers feel anxious or nervous, while more than three quarters say the coronavirus pandemic has added to their fears, according to research.The pregnancy charity Tommy’s has called for more support for pregnant women before what is historically the most popular weekend to conceive a child. Continue reading...
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Giving birth seemed to spell disaster for my mental health. Were my anxieties unfounded?

I feared isolation, sleep deprivation and an end to the activities that had been keeping me well. I never expected to be filled with such love and wonderI hadn’t expected to have a baby. But when I turned out to be wrong about that, I found myself expecting the whole thing to be a disaster. It wasn’t just that people tend to be rather negative about what early parenthood entails, focusing on the sleepless nights and endless nappy changes. It was also because I had a mental illness that I thought...
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8 coronavirus vaccine myths debunked, from microchipping to DNA changes

Woman holds vials labelled "COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine" over dry ice in this illustration taken, December 5, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Coronavirus conspiracy theories could keep people from getting vaccinated if left unaddressed. It's impossible for the vaccines to alter your DNA, make you infertile, or give you COVID-19. The vaccine won't be forced on people who don't want it, nor does it contain a location-tracking microchip. Finally, you won't be protected from COVID-19 th...
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The best of the long read in 2020

Our 20 favourite pieces of the yearWhat links an eccentric Oxford classics don, billionaire US evangelicals and a tiny, missing fragment of an ancient manuscript? Continue reading...
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Microplastics revealed in the placentas of unborn babies

Health impact is unknown but scientists say particles may cause long-term damage to foetusesMicroplastic particles have been revealed in the placentas of unborn babies for the first time, which the researchers said is “a matter of great concern”.The health impact of microplastics in the body is as yet unknown. But the scientists said they could carry chemicals that could cause long-term damage or upset the foetus’s developing immune system. The particles are likely to have been consumed or breat...
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Bring on the babies: A strong recovery in 2021 will mean the 'pandemic baby bust' might not be as bad as we thought

Steven Errico/Getty Images In June, economists at the Brookings Institute predicted that the pandemic would lead to a "baby bust" — or decline in birth rates — of up to 500,000 fewer babies. In an update six months later, authors Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip Levine believe that the bust will actually be closer to the lower end of their predictions, coming in at only 300,000 less babies. The lower estimate is due to a quicker-than-anticipated economic recovery. An analysis by the coautho...
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No, the coronavirus vaccine won't make you infertile

Dr. Marina Del Rios, from University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, receives Chicago's first COVID-19 vaccination from Dr. Nikhila Juvvadi on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, at Loretto Hospital, a 122-bed medical facility in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago. Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP A now-blocked Facebook post that went viral claimed the coronavirus vaccine could cause infertility. It suggested incorrectly that the vaccine teaches the body to attack a protein inv...
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How does a pregnant woman get to hospital when there's no road? By stretcher ...

Women from the mountains of Uttarakhand in India have been guaranteed palanquins so that they can reach vital transport Narendra Kumar is going to become a father in early January. His wife, Kavita, became pregnant two months after they got married in February and since then he has been worrying about getting her to hospital when the time comes.It’s a steep three-kilometre walk along a narrow, unpaved mountain path through oak and rhododendron forests from their village of Gwalakot to the main r...
Tags: Health, India, Women, Pregnancy, World news, South and Central Asia, Global development, Maternal mortality, Maternal health, Nainital, Kavita, Narendra Kumar, Gwalakot


"I think 27 years of superb reporting and commitment to The New Yorker should have been weighed against an incident that horribly embarrassed the magazine but mostly embarrassed himself."

Said Tina Brown, the former editor of The New Yorker, quoted in "The Undoing of Jeffrey Toobin How a leading man of legal journalism lost his sweetest gig" (NYT).  Malcolm Gladwell, an important New Yorker writer, said: "I read the Condé Nast news release, and I was puzzled because I couldn’t find any intellectual justification for what they were doing. They just assumed he had done something terrible, but never told us what the terrible thing was. And my only feeling — the only way I could ex...
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Pregnant women aren't prioritized for coronavirus vaccinations, despite being a high-risk group for complications

A half-dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine initially could mean we have double the number doses available when it's approved by regulators. Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool via AP Pregnant women, particularly racial and ethnic minorities, are at increased risk for serious COVID-19 complications and death.  But they're not among prioritized populations for vaccine distribution because they've been excluded from clinical trials, which is typical of vaccine development.  Until it's known...
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‘It feels like a lost year’: the women who fear 2020 has stolen their chance of motherhood

With dating on hold, jobs lost and IVF postponed, many women fear their last chance to have a child may have disappeared. How are they coping?Saturday mornings are the worst. Claudia, a teacher, wakes up alone in bed in her London flatshare. The weekend stretches out before her, an interminable expanse to be filled as best she can – with walks, and TV, and more walks. Sometimes, she finds it hard to summon the motivation to get out of bed. “It sounds dramatic,” Claudia says, “but I’ll lie there,...
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‘Women feel they have no option but to give birth alone’: the rise of freebirthing

As Covid infections rose, hospital felt like an increasingly dangerous place to have a baby. But is labouring without midwives or doctors the answer?On the morning of 3 May, Victoria Johnson prepared to give birth at her home in the Highlands. One by one, her three children came downstairs to where she was labouring in a birthing pool surrounded by fairy lights, the curtains tightly shut against the outside world.Suddenly, she felt an urge to get out of the pool. “I stood up and it felt as if th...
Tags: Family, Women, Pregnancy, Life and style, Society, Health & wellbeing, Parents and parenting, Childbirth, Women's Health, Victoria Johnson, Coronavirus


Pregnant women will have to wait for a COVID-19 vaccine, despite being a high-risk group for complications

A half-dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine initially could mean we have double the number doses available when it's approved by regulators. Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool via AP Pregnant women, particularly racial and ethnic minorities, are at increased risk for serious COVID-19 complications and death.  But they're not among prioritized populations for vaccine distribution because they've been excluded from clinical trials, which is typical of vaccine development.  Until it's known...
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'It can't just be me': Guardian readers share their stories of miscarriage

After praise for Duchess of Sussex’s disclosure, readers say there has been a culture of silence around the subject“I was at my 10-week scan and I just felt something wasn’t right. The doctor became very quiet and I instantly knew. Then I heard the words ‘I’m sorry, there is no heartbeat’,” recalls Emma Redston, a 38-year-old primary school teacher who lives in Surrey. “I remember falling to my knees, feeling like the floor had been ripped from under me.”It was 2016 and Emma had suffered a misca...
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