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Health
High vitamin D levels in utero may help combat high blood pressure in children
Published Oct 8, 2020
The study, performed by researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, analyzed data on 754 mother-child pairs in Massachusetts.
The invisible women
Published Winter 2019
A growing number of women are incarcerated in the U.S., thousands of whom give birth behind bars. Carolyn Sufrin aims to improve the standards of care for this underseen, understudied population. There's a lot we don't know. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Reproductive health
Preterm births among U.S. Latinas increased after 2016 election
Published July 22, 2019
In the nine months following the election, 3.5% more preterm births occurred among Latinas than expected, suggesting link between election and maternal stress
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