Acupuncture Might Ease Back Pain During Pregnancy THURSDAY, Nov. 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Many women experience back pain during pregnancy and a new study review suggests an ancient treatment can help. Acupuncture provided significant relief of lower back and pelvic pain, according to an analysis of 10 trials from various parts of the world. […]
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About 1 in 35 U.S. Pregnancies Exposed to Opioids FRIDAY, Nov. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Researchers have found that nearly 3% of pregnancies in the United States were exposed to addictive opioid drugs. The finding stems from an analysis of data from 21,905 pregnant women in what’s dubbed the ECHO program (Environmental Influences on […]
U.S. Home Births Reach Highest Level in Three Decades THURSDAY, Nov. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) — More pregnant women in the United States are choosing to deliver their babies at home rather than in hospitals, a trend that may have been influenced by the pandemic. A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report published […]
Progress Against Stillbirths Has Stalled in U.S. TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) — U.S. stillbirth rates still need to be tackled at the local, state and national levels because efforts to reduce the risk have stalled, new research claims. Racial disparities remain as well, with Black women more likely to experience stillbirth (the loss […]
U.S. Premature Births Hit Highs Not Seen in 15 Years THURSDAY, Nov. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) — More than 1 in every 10 births in the United States now occur prematurely, and the number of these more dangerous deliveries jumped by 4% during 2021, a new report from the March of Dimes shows. The premature […]
For Pregnant Women and Their Newborns, COVID Vaccine Offers Better Protection Than Prior Infection THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Getting vaccinated for COVID-19 while pregnant provides higher levels of antibodies for both mom and baby than catching the virus does, a new study finds. When pregnant women received one of the two available […]