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Miscarriages in India tripled from 1st Covid wave to 2nd, Delta could be reason: ICMR study

According to ICMR research in Mumbai, rate of miscarriages or 'spontaneous abortions' was 82.6 for every 1,000 births in the second wave, compared to 26.7 in the first wave.
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Covid-positive and pregnant? The risk to your child is low

Babies born to Covid-positive women do not need to be separated from their mothers at birth.
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El Salvador jails women for miscarriages, stillbirths – now one woman’s family wants justice

El Salvador is one of three countries in Central America and 24 worldwide with a total abortion ban — with penalties ranging from two to 50 years.
Pregnant women wait for their turn to meet the doctor at Mohali Civil Hospital, a dedicated Covid facility in Punjab's SAS Nagar district | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

How changes to pregnancy termination bill give women better options for abortion

The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, passed by Rajya Sabha, allows abortion between 20 to 24 weeks for 'certain categories of women' with the assent of two doctors.
Representational image of a pregnant woman | Image: Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

Thanks to Covid lockdowns, number of pregnancies set to rise across India and the world

Virtual private network provider NordVPN has found that the number of pregnancy tracking app downloads increased in January-September 2020 as against the same period in 2019.
Representational image of a pregnant woman | Image: Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

Why women in India who have ever been pregnant can’t donate plasma for Covid patients

The Covid success stories associated with plasma therapy have led to the setting up of donation banks, including in Delhi. But not all recovered Covid patients can serve as donors.
The state-run girls' shelter in Kanpur has been sealed after 57 Covid cases were discovered | Photo: Prashant Srivastava | ThePrint

171 girls shared 100 beds at Kanpur shelter home where 57 were Covid-positive, 7 pregnant

As opposition parties demand high-level probe, Kanpur administration insists the 7 girls found pregnant were all child abuse victims lodged at the shelter.
A mother with her infant child at a Delhi Metro station

Coronavirus does not spread from pregnant women to babies, says Chinese study

This is the second study in a month to come to this conclusion. It was conducted by researchers from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan. 
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Novel coronavirus cannot pass from mother to child in late pregnancy, says Lancet study

The study was conducted after an infant, whose mother has COVID-19, tested positive with the virus 36 hours after birth.
Representational image of a pregnant woman | Image: Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

Indian women set to get right to abort pregnancy in 6th month, instead of the 5th

Modi cabinet approves amendment to Medical Termination of Pregnancy act, taking abortion limit to 24 weeks instead of 20. Bill to be tabled in Parliament.
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Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.