Obstetrics & gynaecology

Effect of lockdowns on birth rates in the UK

Many wondered whether the COVID lockdowns would lead to a baby boom or a bust. We finally have some answers—for the UK, at least.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Pregnancy-related deaths climbed in pandemic's first year

Pregnancy-related deaths for U.S. mothers climbed higher in the pandemic's first year, continuing a decades-long trend that disproportionately affects Black people, according to a government report released Wednesday.

Health

China's births fall in 2021, as workforce shrinks

The number of babies born in China fell again last year, official data showed Monday, adding to pressure on the ruling Communist Party's ambitions to boost national wealth and influence with a workforce that has been shrinking ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Reproductive changes among women in their 40s

In a study published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica that examined the total population of women aged 40–49 years between 2008–2018 in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, birth rates increased in Denmark and ...

Health

US population growth at lowest rate in pandemic's 1st year

U.S. population growth dipped to its lowest rate since the nation's founding during the first year of the pandemic as the coronavirus curtailed immigration, delayed pregnancies and killed hundreds of thousands of U.S. residents, ...

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