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Availability of Down syndrome-related pregnancy termination decreases the number of births with Down syndrome

Researchers from Mass General for Children and colleagues have learned more about the effect of selective terminations on birth prevalence and population prevalence of people with Down syndrome in Australia and New Zealand.

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Research sheds light on nuances of racism, experiences of vulnerability during pregnancy care

Pregnancy and birthing are already vulnerable and emotional times for many women, but they become even more stressful when discrimination mars health care for expecting mothers, new University of Maryland-led research shows.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

UK study identifies gaps in ethnicity research in maternal care

The NHS Race and Health Observatory is calling for the development of a central data repository to map improvements around reducing poor outcomes in maternal and neonatal healthcare for Black, Asian and ethnic minority women.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

2019 to 2020 saw drop in number, rate of twin births

The number and rate of twin births decreased from 2019 to 2020, according to the Dec. 7 National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Research reveals burnout in midwives

La Trobe University researchers surveyed 1,016 midwives and 38 managers—representing 20% of the state's midwifery workforce and more than 50% of managers across the state.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Flu levels high, vaccination rates low among pregnant women

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu activity around the nation is increasing. Vaccination can help prevent serious illness, especially in high-risk groups, like pregnant women, but the CDC ...