Stories tagged: pregnancy
Wed., Dec. 4, 2019
Birth control pills work great if women remember to take them every day but missing doses can mean a surprise pregnancy. Now scientists have figured out how to pack a …
Tue., Dec. 3, 2019
The Spokane County nurse-family partnership program will expand to serve 50 more families in 2020 after a $293,000 boost in funding from state lawmakers.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019
Spokane has improved preterm birthrates, a new March of Dimes report shows, but the region still lags behind the state’s rate.
Fri., Oct. 18, 2019
Duchess Meghan Markle opened up about her struggles of pregnancy and being a new mother. Spokane specialists and new mothers spoke about their experience.
Sun., July 7, 2019
Local health experts warn against using marijuana while pregnant, even as research remains inconclusive
Multiple studies have shown that marijuana use during pregnancy can be linked to low birth weight and cognitive issues during formative years, but that research has been limited by the …
UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019
As horrific tales of squalor and overcrowding in government border detention facilities abound, one group of migrants is particularly vulnerable: teen moms and pregnant girls without parents of their own. …
Sun., June 30, 2019
Lumen High School received the OK this week to open during the 2020-21 school year. Organizers hope to locate near downtown and serve dozens of teen parents, whose numbers have …
Tue., May 7, 2019
U.S. health officials say more moms are dying from pregnancy-related causes, and more than half of those deaths are preventable. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the report …
Mon., April 8, 2019
Washington State University is conducting a study on experiences, perceptions, and views about cannabis purchases from pregnant women.
Fri., March 22, 2019
Every year, hundreds of pregnant Russian women travel to the United States to give birth so that their child can acquire all the privileges of American citizenship, often in Florida.
Thu., March 7, 2019
For two years, a group of world-class scientists pitched their idea for a hot new biotech company to investors: a start-up focused on a promising therapy for preeclampsia, a serious …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019
Growing from grief: Cleveland family raises money for CuddleCot, a device to help families with stillbirth grief
All childbirth is painful, but the physical pain is often overtaken by the sheer joy of welcoming a child into the world. Sadly, for the 24,000 families in the U.S. …
Thu., May 24, 2018
Thompson is among 59 students who graduated Wednesday from Magic Valley High, an alternative school in Twin Falls. She plans to study registered nursing at the College of Southern Idaho.
Sun., April 8, 2018
Rapper Cardi B has revealed during a “Saturday Night Live” performance she’s pregnant.
Sun., Feb. 18, 2018
Breaking down barriers is nothing new for Sen. Tammy Duckworth, and that’s the way she likes it.
Sun., Dec. 24, 2017
The number of newborns going through drug withdrawal has increased fivefold since 2000. So, the St. Charles Center for Women’s Health in Redmond recently started a program for “drug affected” …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017
While humans have been creating casts of objects and bodies since time immemorial, belly casting has been increasing in popularity in recent years.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017
The fertility rate in Flint, Michigan, dropped precipitously after the city decided to switch to lead-poisoned Flint River water in 2014, according to a new working paper.
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017
A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017
A Michigan woman who sacrificed the chance to prolong her life in order to give birth to her sixth child died early Saturday, her husband said.
Mon., July 24, 2017
Federal health officials are changing their testing recommendations for pregnant women who may be exposed to the Zika virus through travel or sex or because of where they live.
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017
“Big Bang Theory” star Melissa Rauch is expecting her first child with her husband, screenwriter Winston Beigel.
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017
Health officials are warning new moms about the potential dangers of taking pills made from their placenta, after an Oregon infant’s infection was tied to the practice.
Sun., June 18, 2017
Are Beyonce and Jay Z parents again?
Thu., June 15, 2017
I’m almost eight months pregnant and my sex life has completely disappeared. My husband used to want to make love all the time (so did I) and we did it …
Mon., April 24, 2017
Women who take antidepressants early in pregnancy are not at a higher risk of having children who develop autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, contrary to earlier reports, a study …
Tue., April 18, 2017
Americans think it’s safer to use marijuana than opioids to relieve pain, but they were less comfortable with children and pregnant women using pot to treat medical conditions, according to …
Mon., March 6, 2017
The singer, who is expecting twins with husband Jay Z, shared photos on her
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is promising to veto legislation banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, saying such a “socially divisive” proposal hurts the state’s image.
Fri., Dec. 23, 2016
When researchers compared brain scans of women before and after pregnancy, they spotted some differences in 11 locations. They also found hints that the alterations help women prepare for motherhood.