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A mother holds her newborn as a doctor collects samples for a Covid-19 test at Mohali Civil Hospital in Punjab | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

34 healthy babies delivered in 2 months — it’s business as usual at this Punjab Covid hospital

Mohali Civil Hospital is the only govt Covid facility in SAS Nagar district, and pandemic has had an impact on staff and mothers’ stress levels.
Representational image of a pregnant woman | Image: Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

1 in 10 pregnant women could have Covid and are likely to be asymptomatic, finds study

Study published in BMJ says pregnant women with Covid will likely need intensive care and risk premature deliveries. Stillbirths and neonatal death rates, however, are low among them.
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Study says 1.3 mn Indian women lost access to contraception, abortion services in pandemic

Study by Marie Stopes International estimates there will be an additional 1 mn unsafe abortions, 650,000 additional unintended pregnancies and 2,600 maternal deaths in India.
A health worker immunises a pregnant woman at a health centre in Aurangabad, India

Pregnant women at higher risk of developing blood clots due to Covid, warns study

From evolution of coronavirus to virus reducing satisfaction in life, ThePrint brings you the latest research on Covid-19.
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Pune hospital reports India’s ‘first’ case of Covid transmission from pregnant mother to baby

The hospital said that both mother and child, who have been discharged, had developed antibodies. Doctors said the antibodies were high in the mother and less in the baby.
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Coronavirus infection transmitted from mother to foetus in France

The virus was found in placental tissue, along with maternal and neonatal blood, suggesting transmission most likely occurred through the placenta, researchers said.
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Pregnant women are at higher risk of severe Covid-19, CDC says

The CDC hasn't been able to assess the effects of the virus on fetuses or newborns, but it said that there is a chance they are at higher risk for preterm birth.
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How one Mumbai hospital helped Covid-positive mothers deliver 276 virus-free babies

Starting in April, the Covid-exclusive Nair Hospital created a ward especially for pregnant mothers, and is delivering 12-15 babies every day.
A health worker immunises a pregnant woman at a health centre in Aurangabad, India

Delhi HC asks Centre & Delhi govt to ensure pregnant women face no barriers during lockdown

The High Court bench directed Delhi govt to ensure that the helpline number proposed to be set up for assisting senior citizens is also made available for pregnant women.
Maternity photo shoot of a model

Indians on social media accept maternity shoots of actresses but look down on pregnant models

Maternity shoots seem to be accepted in India if the mother is a Bollywood star, not a model. The flak designer Ayush Kejriwal received recently proves just that.

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Why French President Macron’s clash of civilisations with Islam is misguided

Macron seems oblivious to a deepening problem at home: The old French model, which claimed to be superior to all social systems, is unsuited to an increasingly multi-ethnic society.

Revival in demand & business activity push Indian economy’s animal spirits up in September

Economists attributed the recovery to pent-up demand after a strict lockdown imposed in March hit the consumption of goods and services.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the biannual Army Commanders Conference in New Delhi Wednesday | Indian Army

China lacks ‘honest intent’, be prepared for any eventuality, Rajnath Singh tells Army

Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.