NIH VideoCast – Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ+ Youth

In celebration of Pride Month, this interactive hybrid symposium will feature a keynote speaker and moderated panel discussion focusing on the latest interventions, what research still needs to be developed, and resources with respect to Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ+ Youth. Source: NIH VideoCast – Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ+ Youth

Texas Claims Black Prison Guard’s Fetus Had No Right To Life | Crooks and Liars

Eventually, two and a half hours after the pain started, the expectant mother said she was allowed to leave the Middleton Unit. As quickly as the pain would allow her, Issa drove to a nearby hospital, where doctors rushed her into emergency surgery after being unable to find a fetal heartbeat. The baby was delivered…

COVID-19 Vaccination and Boosting During Pregnancy Benefits Pregnant People and Newborns | NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The researchers found that pregnant people who received the COVID-19 vaccines generated antibodies against specific types of SARS-CoV-2. These included antibodies against the D614G variant (which the vaccines were designed to protect against), as well as the Delta and Omicron subvariants. The antibodies effectively crossed the placenta and were also found in the cord blood…

A Midwife is like a Mother by USAID publications – Exposure

During her personalized check-ups, Adama encourages women to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. If a woman refuses, Adama takes down her information and follows up by phone. Often, these women are amazed that Adama takes the time to call at all. If the patient still declines, Adama continues to follow up, sometimes even visiting patients at…

Why I carried my baby in a tikinagan – Today’s Parent

As I tied, I whispered prayers, surrounding her, protecting her. I imagined the generations of Indigenous mothers before me who similarly laced babies up in mossbags with love and prayers, knowing that colonialism could never take our traditional child-rearing and kinship practices away. I picked my daughter up, supporting her back and head, and placed…

Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Battle Nation’s Stillbirth Crisis

After legislation fell short of passage last year, a bipartisan group of lawmakers hope to advance a new bill to fund stillbirth prevention, and they credit ProPublica for its reporting. Source: Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Battle Nation’s Stillbirth Crisis

Over-the-counter birth control pill approved for sale in U.S.

Over-the-counter birth control pill approved for sale in U.S.

[embed][/embed] U.S. regulators approved the nation’s first over-the-counter birth control pill. The FDA signed off on Opill, a once-a-day tablet available by prescription since 1973 that will soon be readily available online and in stores. The move is being applauded by medical societies and women’s health groups who pushed for wider access. Geoff Bennett discussed…

How to build a zero-waste economy | Grist

How to build a zero-waste economy

It wasn’t until Sarah Paiji Yoo became a new mother that her journey into plastic-free living really began. Specifically, it was the switch to baby formula that changed her worldview. Yoo had been breastfeeding her son for a few months and was looking to transition him to a dissolvable formula in 2018. But she found…

A Postpartum Page-Turner

Austin author Szilvia Molnar’s debut novel The Nursery, a memoir-looking work about a new mother suppressing baby-harming thoughts, is an engaging experiment in uncomfortable empathy that finds its tonal antecedents in cerebral body horror movies like David Cronenberg’s The Brood and David Lynch’s Eraserhead, and its stylistic sisterhood in the early avant-garde confessionals of French…

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