Sunday, 4 December, 2022
TopicPregnant women

Topic: pregnant women

1.4 million unplanned pregnancies were reported in 2021. Put women’s healthcare on priority

Sexual and reproductive ill-health accounts for one-third of the global burden of disease among women of reproductive age. We need to act fast.

Newborns to entreprenuers—Indian hospitals need a perinatal service package. It’s a win-win

Many Indian hospitals don't have in-house physiotherapists or dieticians & most new mothers pay little attention to themselves. But there's a solution.

Pregnant woman injured in Russian attack on Ukraine maternity hospital dies with baby

Russia claimed Ukraine had armed the maternity hospital to use as base, Ukraine President called the hospital offensive ‘genocide’.

ANMs unable to detect high-risk pregnancy, but here’s how Assam is fixing it: IAS officer

UNICEF and Assam govt carried out a pilot project in some districts. The main objective was to understand the critical gaps in the state's sub-centres and ANMs.

In Alipurduar, the bridal ‘palki’ is now an oxygen-equipped lifesaver for far-flung villages

Started a month ago by Alipurduar DM SK Meena, ‘ambulance service’ serves 11 villages located at a height of 4,600 ft in a core area of north Bengal’s Buxa Tiger Reserve.

Pregnant women vaccinated with mRNA shots pass protection to babies, study finds

The study finds that 36 newborns tested at birth had antibodies to protect against Covid-19 after their mothers were vaccinated with shots from Pfizer Inc.-BioNTech SE or Moderna Inc.

SC seeks Centre’s reply on plea for priority Covid vaccination of pregnant women in 2 weeks

Advocate Vrinda Grover appeared for Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights, and said pregnant women & lactating mothers should be declared as high-risk categories.

In Patiala district, 63 medical teams have a big job — keeping pregnant women with Covid safe

Dr Ekta, 29, heads Patiala’s Antenatal Care Cell, set up by Punjab govt on 10 May, to track all pregnant women in the district who turn Covid positive.

Dexamethasone use to treat pregnant women with Covid may cause birth defects in babies: Study

The study found that the use of dexamethasone, as well as antithrombotics and HIV medications, was associated with a high risk of premature birth.

Pregnant, lactating women should not be given Covid vaccine yet, says health ministry

In a letter to all states, the ministry said no vaccine trial has included pregnant or lactating women or minors, and hence they should not be given the vaccine initially.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.