maternal health

Maternal health
Jhpiego wins $100M USAID award
Published Jan 27, 2020
Global health nonprofit assembles team of 12 partners to lead the five-year MOMENTUM 2A award
Women's Health
Self-screening for cervical cancer
Published Winter 2019
A new cervical cancer screening program, created in coordination with Jhpiego, allows women in Botswana to take control of their health. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Public health
Tylenol during pregnancy may increase autism, ADHD risks
Published Nov 5, 2019
In analysis of umbilical cord blood, researchers discover that elevated levels of acetaminophen is associated with up to three times the risk of autism, ADHD diagnosis
Health
Baby's first bacteria
Published Aug 19, 2019
Microbes passed down from mothers during birth may be a signifier of future health, researchers find
Global health
Study compares HIV risk among three common methods of contraception
Published June 13, 2019
ECHO trial in eastern and southern Africa shows high incidence of HIV infection among study participants despite extensive HIV prevention counseling
Incarcerated Women
Landmark study compiles data on pregnant women in prisons
Published April 11, 2019
Groundbreaking study calculates prevalence of pregnancy in prisons and tracks health outcomes of incarcerated mothers and their babies
Maternal health
Mother's death brings attention to racial health disparities
Published Feb 26, 2019
Bloomberg School alum Shalon Irving died in 2017 of complications from high blood pressure three weeks after giving birth
Maternal health
Delivery method associated with pelvic floor disorders after childbirth
Published Jan 10, 2019
Study shows some childbirth methods, including vacuum-assisted delivery, are associated with higher risk of pelvic floor disorders
Maternal health
Simple steps to safer births for moms, babies
Published Dec 20, 2018
Training midwives, nurses in the facilities where they deliver babies—instead of off-site locations—improves health outcomes in parts of Africa, Jhpiego study shows
Virginia Apgar gets a Google doodle
Published June 7, 2018
Hopkins alum developed the Apgar Score, an assessment that has helped save countless newborn babies around the world