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What pregnant women with high blood pressure need to know about COVID-19

High blood pressure during pregnancy can put mother and baby at risk during normal circumstances. But with the novel coronavirus spreading rapidly, many are wondering how this highly contagious threat may affect them.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A: The concerns and precautions for pregnancy in a pandemic

Pregnancy can be an anxiety-filled time for many expectant parents, and COVID-19 is only adding to the uncertainty. UConn Today asked Dr. Christopher Morosky, associate professor and a member of the obstetrics and gynecology ...

Cardiology

Heart disease risk up for first-time mothers with preeclampsia

(HealthDay)—First-time mothers with preeclampsia are at a higher risk for adverse cardiovascular outcomes, including myocardial infarction, stroke, and cardiovascular death, according to a study recently published in the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New COVID-19 guidelines disrupt infertility care

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in people putting so many aspects of their lives—from planned vacations to birthday parties to weddings—on hold.

Health

Study suggests marijuana may impair female fertility

Female eggs exposed to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, have an impaired ability to produce viable embryos, and are significantly less likely to result in a viable pregnancy, according to an animal study accepted ...

Medications

Experiences of undesired effects of hormonal contraception

A study of women who experienced mental ill-health from a hormonal contraception indicates they value their mental well-being higher than a satisfactory sex life. Their experiences can influence their choice of contraception. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: Rates of STIs up from 2016 to 2018 among women giving birth

(HealthDay)—From 2016 to 2018, the rates of three sexually transmitted infections (STIs) increased among women giving birth, according to the March 26 National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers ...