Obstetrics & gynaecology

Pregnant after the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine—now what?

Two of the COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration require two doses to reach the full level of protection. But what happens if a woman finds out she's pregnant after ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A: Should pregnant women be vaccinated for COVID-19?

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am a teacher at a middle school that is teaching students in person. I have been vigilant about following safety guidelines, but now that I am pregnant, I worry even more about contracting COVID-19 and ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

In the race for safer, more reliable fetal monitoring continues

Pregnancy is a major life event for most parents-to-be. Usually pregnancy proceeds without incidents, however, complications can occur. In those cases, fetal monitoring can be lifesaving. Cardiotocography (CTG), the most ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Baby infected with coronavirus in the womb

A pregnant woman with suspected COVID-19 was rushed by ambulance to Skåne University Hospital, in Malmo, Sweden, suffering from sudden severe abdominal pain. The doctors noticed that the unborn infant had an abnormally low ...

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