Need another reason to get the flu shot if you’re pregnant? A study out this week shows that pregnant women with the flu who are hospitalized in an intensive care unit are four times more likely to deliver babies prematurely and four and a half times more likely to have a baby of low birth weight

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We decided to protect her. The radiologist doing my ultrasound had just finished pointing out a cluster of alarming abnormalities in our developing daughter, using a slew of medical terms my husband and I, both medical students, were grimly familiar with

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A new report, developed by the Pregnancy Research Ethics for Vaccines, Epidemics and New Technologies (PREVENT) working group, identifies a cycle of exclusion that prevents pregnant women from accessing the benefits of vaccines. With comments from our Carleigh Krubiner

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“The decision to continue to withhold this vaccine from pregnant women is not justifiable,” says our Ruth Faden, “We must listen to the voices of pregnant women in the midst of an outbreak. If they’re saying, ‘Give me the choice, I want to decide,’ how can we not respond to that? How could you not give them that choice?”

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New report outlines recommendations for ensuring that pregnant women receive potentially life-saving vaccines

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Nicole Veum had been sober for nine years when she and her husband, Ben, decided to have a baby. Motherhood was something she wanted to feel. If she needed an epidural during labor, Veum told her doctor, she didn’t want any fentanyl in it. She didn’t want to feel high

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Inclusion of pregnant women in live vaccine trials is an ethical imperative

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Nearly three years after a Zika outbreak in Brazil caused thousands of cases of microcephaly and other devastating birth defects in newborns, Reuters returned to check on the mothers and their children

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