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UCSB Scholars Study Effects of Pregnancy on Hookworm Infections in Bolivian Amazon – Noozhawk

By Jim Logan for UCSB | February 4, 2020 | 3:16 p.m. Humans and hookworms have had a complicated relationship since the first day we stepped barefoot in the equatorial regions where the little parasites are endemic

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Rice Women’s Resource Center begins offering free pregnancy tests – The Rice Thresher

By Hajera Naveed 2/5/20 12:14am The Rice Womens Resource Center began offering free pregnancy tests last week to all students.

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The Wild and Messed Up History of ‘Demonic’ Pregnancies – The Daily Beast

This week video footage emerged of Pastor Paula White calling for prayers to end all satanic pregnancies.

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Great expectations: art’s struggle to depict pregnancy – The Guardian

Pregnant. A single word has to capture so many states. Theres early pregnancy, with its peculiar secret knowledge of change.

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Revealing 500 Years of Unseen Pregnancy Portraiture – Art & Object

What astonished me was that in all the paperwork about the painting, no one was mentioning the most obvious thing about the portrait, which is that the sitter is depicted as visibly pregnant, Hearn said.

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Pregnancy in art: A fascinating glimpse into depictions of the gift of life – Aleteia EN

A new exhibition featuring artistic representations of pregnancy over the past 500 years hasopened at the Foundling Museum in London. Portraying Pregnancy: From Holbein to Social Media includes works of art that depict pregnant women, a time of life that is not often captured in portraiture. The exhibitions focus on pregnancy provides insight into societys changing attitudes towards pregnancy, as expressed on the museums website: Through paintings, prints, photographs, objects and clothing from the fifteenth century to the present day, discover the different ways in which pregnancy was, or was not, represented; how shifting social attitudes have impacted on depictions of pregnant women; how the possibility of death in childbirth brought additional tension to such representations; and how more recent images, which often reflect increased female agency and empowerment, still remain highly charged.

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Women dying from pregnancy and childbirth is still a problem in the United States, CDC report shows – CNN

In 2018, there were 17.4 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in the United States, according to the report. When that number was broken down by race and age, significant disparities emerged. The maternal death rate among black women was 37.1 deaths per 100,000 live births, a rate up to three times the rates for non-Hispanic white and Hispanic women, the report said.

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Grimes confirms that she’s pregnant, and ‘woefully ill prepared’ – CNN

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Using quit smoking medication during pregnancy not linked to higher risk of complications – UNSW Newsroom

Women who use smoking cessation aids during pregnancy dont put their babies at a higher risk of adverse outcomes such as pre-term births, a new UNSW study has found. One medication in particular was even shown to reduce the risk of these adverse outcomes

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Pregnant Catholic School Principal Says Pastor Expected Her Back in Two Weeks – NBC Southern California

A former principal at a Catholic elementary school in La Mirada testified Monday that her supervisor made a flippant remark when she informed him in 2014 that she was pregnant and would be going on maternity leave. "You're coming back in two weeks, right,'' the Rev

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Pregnant Woman Is Strangled and Pushed Out of Car – The New York Times

Police officers answering a 911 call early on Wednesday found a woman who was unconscious and visibly pregnant on the ground outside an apartment house in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, officials said. She had been pulled from a car that drove off quickly. The woman, Tatiana Walton, was pronounced dead a short time later at a nearby hospital, the police said, and her fetus also died.

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Nikki Bella and Brie Bellas Baby Bump Album: See Pics From the Twin Sisters Pregnancies – Us Weekly

Double trouble! Nikki Bella and Brie Bella are both pregnant and both posting sweet shots of their baby bumps. Us Weekly confirmed in January 2020 that the twin sistersbothhave little ones on the way. Brie, who already shares her 2-year-old daughter, Birdie, with husband Daniel Bryan, went on to share the news via Instagram.

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Nikki Bella Didn’t Think She Could Get Pregnant: ‘I Was in the Process of Going to Freeze My Eggs’ – msnNOW

Click to expand UP NEXT Nikki Bella has expressed her desire to be a mom throughout the years, but she didnt anticipate it happening this soon. In this weeks issue of PEOPLE, the 36-year-old mom-to-be opens up about her past fertility struggles and explains why she was totally surprised to learn she is pregnant along with her twin sister, Brie Bella.

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I had no idea I was pregnant until I gave birth to my son I was on the pill, had no bump and still had p – The Sun

A SIZE 6 mum-of-three has revealed how she gave birth to her son -45 minutes after suffering a tummy ache - despite being on the pill and having boozed for months! Sal Guest, 24, of Dudley, West Midlands, had no idea she was pregnant as she was taking contraceptives, had no bump and still had periods.

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Leading Experts in Genetics and Pregnancy Announce the Creation of a New Consortium – Yahoo Finance

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Prenatal genetic screening is a complex and rapidly evolving field of medicine.In an effort to help promote consensus recommendations and strive for consistency among various medical societies that issue recommendations and guidelines in the area of prenatal genetic testing, six national organizations have partnered to create the Reproductive Genetics Technology Consortium

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Hilary Duff felt guilt over 2nd pregnancy because her son was just so sad – Today.com

In the summer of 2018, Hilary Duff shared her joy with the world she and then-boyfriend (now-husband) Matthew Koma were expecting a baby girl.

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From the ‘Unknown Lady’ to Beyonc, 500 years of pregnancy portraits – CNN

Written by Kitty Drake, CNN Over the centuries, portraits of pregnant women reveal a persistent anxiety about the female body. Despite the fact that many women would have experienced periods of pregnancy, from the end of the 1600s up until the later 20th century, the default position was to conceal any sign that the sitter was expecting a child. "Portraying Pregnancy," the first major exhibition exploring representations of the pregnant female body through portraits, offers one striking example: the mezzotint from Joshua Reynold's 1770-72 full length portrait of Mrs

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Coronavirus & Pregnancy: What Pregnant Women Need to Know – What To Expect When You’re Expecting

Being pregnant can be a daily lesson in trying not to be a hypochondriac, but its hard when the news is currently flooded with reports about coronavirus.

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Trump Moves to Block Visas for Pregnant Women on Birth Tourism – The New York Times

WASHINGTON The State Department on Thursday gave visa officers more power to block pregnant women from visiting the United States and directed them to stop so-called birth tourism, or trips designed to obtain citizenship for their children. The administration is using the new rule, which takes effect Friday, to push consular officers abroad to reject women they believe are entering the United States specifically to gain citizenship for their children by giving birth

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More studies needed on use of acetaminophen prior to pregnancy, U of T researchers say – News@UofT

Using the popular painkiller acetaminophenjust before pregnancy could lead to babies born smaller than usual for their gestational age or with a lower birth weight, a new study by University of Toronto researchers suggests. The researchers findings, published recently in the journal Pediatric Research, could potentially have implications for women who are trying to get pregnant

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Indian women set to get right to abort pregnancy in 6th month, instead of the 5th – ThePrint

Text Size:A- A+ New Delhi: Indian women will soon be able to legally opt for abortion until the sixth month of pregnancy, instead of the previous limit of five months. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday approved the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill to extend the period to six months, making it easier for women to safely and legally terminate an unwanted pregnancy

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Pregnant and shackled: why inmates are still giving birth cuffed and bound – The Guardian

Seven months pregnant, hands cuffed and feet bound, Sophia Casias shuffled across the floor at the Bexar county adult detention center in San Antonio, Texas, on March 2017.

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Bill that seeks more protections for pregnant workers advances – Indianapolis Business Journal

More Indiana businesses would have to allow pregnant women to take longer breaks, transfer to less physical work and take unpaid time off after childbirth under a proposal state lawmakers are considering. The Senate Family and Children Services Committee voted 7-2 Monday to endorse the bill, even though some business groups argued it wasnt necessary and could lead to greater burdens on small businesses

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FTISLAND’s Minhwan Is A Loving Caretaker When Yulhee Is Hospitalized During Pregnancy With Twins – soompi

FTISLANDs Minhwanwas a doting husband for his wife Yulhee and a devoted father for their twins. On the January 29 episode of Mr.

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I fell pregnant with TRIPLETS after a one night stand with my ex and spend eight hours a day breastfeeding – The Sun

A FAMILY doubled overnight when a mum-of-three was shocked to discover she was carrying naturally-conceived triplets Charliann Broadhurst, 28, was left even more astounded because the trio of tots were conceived during a one night stand with her ex partner after they had split up. 10 However, the big surprise turned out to be the best thing ever after the news brought her and childhood sweetheart Ryan Hill back together. The mum-of-six - from Wellingborough in Northamptonshire -said: No-one could believe it as at the time of conception me and Ryan werent actually together

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