Health

How total abortion ban puts maternal health at risk

Pregnant patients in El Salvador, who, under the nation's abortion ban, had no choice but to carry fetuses with severe malformations to term, experienced high rates of maternal morbidity, according to new research by Harvard ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Residential green space is associated with higher birth weight

There is scientific evidence that maternal exposure to natural environments supports healthy fetal growth. However, study results up to date had been heterogeneous across regions and there is very little research on the effects ...

Health

Call to address women's reproductive needs holistically

New research, published in The Lancet Public Health, brought together a variety of different types of evidence—including previous studies, new data on women's preferences, and case studies of existing practice across the ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Researchers Identify blood panel to predict placenta accreta

Of the nearly 4 million births each year in the United States, roughly 50,000 are marked by life-threatening complications, and up to 900 result in maternal death during delivery. One major, often life-threatening complication ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Maternal deaths and disparities increase in Mississippi

Deaths from pregnancy complications have become more prevalent in Mississippi, and racial disparities in the health of those who give birth have widened in recent years, according to a report released Thursday by the state's ...