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  • [New] Pregnant people are at high risk of very serious illness and are urging them to get their COVID-19 vaccinations. CBC
  • [New] COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all 12 years and older women, including pregnant women, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant, or might become pregnant in the future. Coronavirus Today
  • [New] Texas has found a way to evade the requirements of the United States Constitution through a novel enforcement scheme - and put the health of pregnant people at risk while doing so. Commonwealth Fund
  • [New] The World Health Organization guidance states that pregnant women are at higher risk of severe COVID-19 compared with women of childbearing age who are not pregnant, and COVID-19 has been associated with an increased risk of preterm births. The Peninsula Qatar
  • Argentina became the largest Latin American nation to legalize elective abortion earlier in 2021, with a law guaranteeing the procedure up to the 14th week of pregnancy, as well as beyond that in cases of rape or when a woman's health is at risk. NBC News
  • The Centers for Disease Control says the COVID-19 vaccines are safe for pregnant women and studies show it does not increase the risk of miscarriages. FOX 4 News Dallas-Fort Worth
  • Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk for pregnancy complications, preterm birth, sudden infant death syndrome and infant health problems. National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • The lower BCS of Fall 2021 will have economic impacts in 2022 as research shows that low BCS cows have lower pregnancy rates, wean fewer calves, and have lower weaning rates.
  • Addressing the unique needs of individual communities could help Indiana improve the health of pregnant women, especially women of color. Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
  • Only 10% of adolescents cite reduction in risk of pregnancy complications as a benefit of ANC relative to 17% of women aged 20-29 and 17% of women 30-49.
  • As California wildfires continue to rage and the Lake Tahoe area faces some of the highest air pollution levels in the world, a new study has found that breathing wildfire smoke during pregnancy increases the risk of premature birth. The Guardian
  • Exposure to wildfire smoke during pregnancy increases the risk that a baby will be born too early. Stanford News
  • Use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine in pregnant women should be based on an assessment of whether the benefits of vaccination outweigh the potential risks.
  • Four studies approved for a total of $33 million will assess interventions to improve care during pregnancy and after childbirth to reduce the higher rates of health problems among Black women and Latinas and their infants. Pubs - Bio-IT World
  • The World Health Organization recommends 1,500-2,000 mcg/day calcium for pregnant women with low dietary calcium intakes to reduce preeclampsia risk. Factsheets
  • Pregnancy increases the risk of severe illness from COVID-19, and COVID-19 during pregnancy increases the risk for preterm birth. medscape
  • An analysis of data from the v-safe COVID-19 Vaccine Pregnancy Registry found no increased risk of miscarriage among nearly 2,500 women who received an mRNA COVID vaccine before 20 weeks of pregnancy. Consumer Health News | HealthDay
  • Investigators across the study sites will enroll up to 750 pregnant women and 250 postpartum women within two months of delivery who have received, or will receive, one of the three covid-19 vaccines available in the U.S..
  • Late IUFD in a current pregnancy increases the risk of postpartum VTE up to six times compared to a live 385 birth, with a rate of 2444 per thousand person years. Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
  • Future second dose vaccination will depend on the number of vaccines that Taiwan has, though second dose vaccination for categories 1 to 3 and pregnant women who received a first dose vaccination of Moderna is ongoing. New Bloom Magazine
  • Pregnant women are routinely offered Pfizer mRNA vaccine at any stage of pregnancy because the risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19 is significantly higher for pregnant women and their unborn baby. The Conversation
  • By increasing access to reproductive healthcare services for young people, we could support up to four million more girls in sub-Saharan Africa to remain in education, every year. Bond

Last updated: 19 September 2021