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pregnancy

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
Nursing
The difference a doula makes
Published April 9, 2019
Nursing students in Birth Companions program support pregnant mothers and help deliver safer, healthier babies
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
Bioethics
An 'unacceptable' public health oversight
Published Dec 10, 2018
Experts say that the exclusion of pregnant women from vaccine development and use must end
Heart health
Understanding preeclampsia
Published Aug 20, 2018
Hopkins researchers close in on the cause of heart failure risk in women with preeclampsia
Jhpiego
A bond between mothers
Published Aug 16, 2017
Expecting mothers form strong bonds through Jhpiego program in Nigeria and Kenya
Predicting postpartum blues
Published March 20, 2017
Hopkins study links postpartum depression with diminished levels of 'anti-anxiety' hormone allopregnanolone / Hopkins Medicine
Fetal health
Zika may cause miscarriages
Published Feb 21, 2017
In mouse study, exposure to virus led to higher rates of miscarriages, babies born with thin brain tissue, brain inflammation
Domestic Abuse
Reducing partner violence
Published Nov 3, 2016
Program co-developed by School of Nursing researcher Phyllis Sharps shows promise in helping pregnant women
Obesity and autism risk
Published Jan 29, 2016
School of Public Health study of more than 2,700 mother-child pairs offers new evidence that autism develops in utero / School of Public Health