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Isolated and afraid: How the pandemic is changing pregnancy

Apr 03, 2020 - 4:06 PM

Asia is facing a second wave of COVID-19 infections and as cases spiral globally and half the planet on lockdown, women are having to give birth in unprecedented circumstances

A pregnant woman wears a face mask as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, as she waits for the bus in Bogota, on March 16, 2020. The Colombian government announced the indefinite suspension of face-to-face classes in public schools and universities as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 pandemic. Raul ARBOLEDA / AFP

Japan tests app for helping pregnant women find train seats

Dec 12, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Pregnant can send a message to the app when she wants a seat, which will then look for pre-registered users who have said they are willing to give up theirs

Philippines declared free of maternal and neonatal tetanus – DOH

Nov 29, 2017 - 1:10 PM

The maternal and neonatal elimination status is achieved when there is less than one case of the disease per 1,000 live births in every region

MATERNAL CARE. Maternal and neonatal tetanus is a disease that indicates lack of access to proper healthcare.

Give dignity kits to Marawi women, senator tells gov't

Jul 15, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Even during normal times nursing mothers babies pregnant women must have the best of care Senator Juan Edgardo Angara says

Mice experiments show how Zika invades placenta, fetus

May 12, 2016 - 4:55 PM

The studies illustrate how the virus could invade the brain of a developing fetus and trigger complications

epa05278988 A view through a microscope shows the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits the virus Zika, at a laboratory at the National Institute of Health in Bogota, Colombia, 26 April 2016. Lowering the risks of Zika in pregnant women requires 'fast' measures because humanity has 'never before' faced a mosquito-borne disease with birth defects, said Honein, an expert from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. EPA/LEONARDO MUNOZ

Overweight mothers have larger babies – study

Mar 16, 2016 - 8:40 PM

Being born very large or very small can carry health risks for a newborn baby says the study s co author

Colombia reports 37,000 Zika cases, over 6,300 in pregnant women

Feb 21, 2016 - 7:16 AM

Health authorities project that more than 600 000 people will be infected with the Zika virus this year in Colombia

HEALTH THREAT. Doctor William Araya shows a jar with larvas of the mosquito Aedes Aegypti, that transmit the Zika virus, the Dengue and the Chikunguna, at a laboratory in San Jose, Costa Rica, January 27, 2016. Photo by Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA

Pregnant woman diagnosed with Zika in Australia

Feb 10, 2016 - 5:07 PM

The woman became infected with the Zika virus abroad according to Australian officials

epa05138467 A picture dated 30 January 2016 showing the mosquito Aedes Aegypti in San Jose, Costa Rica. Costa Rica's Health Ministry announced on 31 January 2016, that as part of efforts to combat the Aedes Aegypti that transmits zika, dengue and chikunguna, it plans to use a bacteria to attack it. The bacteria called 'spinosad' (Saccharopolyspora spinosa) is applied as a pill in water tanks large, natural or not, where mosquito breeding is suspected. A panel of WHO-appointed experts is to meet 01 February 2016 to advise WHO chief Margaret Chan whether the situation should be classified as a so-called public health emergency of international concern, as was the case with Ebola. EPA/Jeffrey Arguedas

Experts urge PH to pass folic acid food fortification law

Jun 25, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Fortifying wheat flour with folic acid can potentially reduce birth defect incidence in the country

Graphics by Mara Mercado and Nico Villarete

Pregnant during Typhoon Yolanda

May 08, 2014 - 12:05 AM

Jessica is two months pregnant when Yolanda hits the Visayas Now 7 months pregnant she is ready to move on

PREGNANT DURING YOLANDA. Jessica was two months pregnant with her first child when Yolanda hit Central Visayas. All photos from Joy Maluyo

Pregnant girls freed in latest Nigeria 'baby factory' raid

Dec 20, 2013 - 9:37 PM

Southeast Nigeria is grappling with a human trafficking epidemic with a series of black market maternity homes discovered in the last year

After the storm: Pregnant women need urgent care and attention

Nov 19, 2013 - 5:01 PM

Eastern Visayas the hardest hit region has about 57 000 pregnant women the second highest among 9 regions monitored by UNFPA

'Dignity kits' for Sendong evacuees

Feb 11, 2012 - 6:15 PM

These kits are intended to enhance the mobility and comfort of women

PREGNANT WOMEN. They comprise 5% of Sendong-affected population