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Give pregnant orcas space to… – Journal of the San Juan Islands

Submitted by NOAA Fisheries With news of multiple pregnancies among the endangered Southern Resident killer whales, agencies and partners are calling for boaters to steer clear of the whales. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, NOAA Fisheries, whale watch leaders, and Soundwatch are asking boaters to give the whales extra space on the water at this critical time. The whales, for the first time in a couple years, are very, very present in Puget Sound; and unfortunately were having a lot of people get too close to orcas within these regulated boundaries, said Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police Captain Alan Myers.

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DoD Set to Roll Out New Policy Targeting Pregnancy Discrimination in the Military – Yahoo! Voices

A new Pentagon policy update aimed at tearing down practices that discriminate against pregnant service members is now complete, and will be distributed in coming days, the Defense Department's chief diversity officer said Tuesday. The change was ordered in July by Defense Secretary Mark Esper as part of a package of changes designed to root out "discrimination, prejudice and bias in all ranks." Some of the changes were immediate, including a directive to end the use of photos in promotion boards.

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Pregnancy, Teaching, and COVID-19: Here’s What to Know – Education Week

Many teachers are concerned about the health and safety risks of going back into school buildings as the coronavirus pandemic rages on.

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People: Twin Pregnancy Given 10 to 20 Percent Chance of Survival Defies Odds During COVID-19 Pandemic – NYU Langone Health

Like many pregnant women during the height of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Dana Salmonese took her temperature every hour, but instead of monitoring for a possible COVID-19 infection, she was monitoring herself at home for a sepsis infection after having a procedure performed in the womb to save her twins at 18 weeks of pregnancy. Salmonese, a mother of three from Huntington, Long Island, shares with People magazine her familys incredible story that includes a near miscarriage, a separate, deadly diagnosis for her unborn twins, a lifesaving laser surgery in the womb, and premature deliveryall amid a global pandemic

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Gigi Hadid Shared Some Of The Things She’s Been Eating During Her Pregnancy And It All Looks SO Good – Delish

Pierre Suu/Instagram/Gigi HadidGetty Images Gigi Hadid has been keeping a pretty low public profile as she awaits the birth of her first child with boyfriend Zayn Malik, but she gave us a little glimpse into what she's been cooking up while socially isolating...literally. She's been cooking a lot! In an Instagram post last week, as previously reported on by PEOPLE, Gigi posted a set of photos with the caption "summer gratitude," and though it included some photos of general ambiance, likely of mama Yolanda Hadid's Pennsylvania farm, it also included photos of some of the things she's cooking and eating during her pregnancy like cinnamon rolls, avocado sushi, freshly picked strawberries, fresh bell peppers, and a caprese salad. It's a social isolation photo post we've probably all posted or thought about posting, but I've gotta say my attempts at quarantine baking are not as beautiful as Gigi's! This content is imported from Instagram.

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Explained: The first Covid-19 miscarriage in India, and why it happened – The Indian Express

Written by Tabassum Barnagarwala, Edited by Explained Desk | Mumbai | Updated: August 25, 2020 10:24:39 pmSome early studies by ICMR-National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH) found that the placenta, which is supposed to protect the foetus from infections, in fact acts as a reservoir for SARS-CoV-2.

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Wadia hospital to test placenta of Covid positive pregnant women – The Indian Express

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: August 25, 2020 2:48:49 pmAfter every delivery we immediately test the newborn for Covid-19. In three cases, the newborns tested positive. We took all preventive measures during delivery to prevent infection spread

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Abortion rates rise to second-highest ever despite falling teen pregnancies – The National

THE number of abortions carried out in Scotland reached the second highest on record last year - with the number of pregnancies ended by women in their 40s increasing to a new high. Official figures showed there were 13,583 terminations carried out in 2019 - the highest total since 2008. They included 581 terminations in women who were aged 40-plus - the highest numberin this age group since abortion became legal in 1967

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Local non-profit receives aid to help reduce teen pregnancy rate in South County – KYMA

Campesinos Sin Fronteras has received funds from the Office of Population Affairs to educate youth SAN LUIS, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY). The City of San Luis is the second-largest metropolitan area in Yuma County

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FOW: 21-year-old man wanted in shooting that injured pregnant woman, killed unborn baby – News 5 Cleveland

CLEVELAND A Cleveland man wanted for a shooting that injured a 19-year-old pregnant woman and killed her unborn baby girl is now in custody, according to a release from the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force. Arnell Johnson, 21, wanted for aggravated murder, turned himself in to police. On July 30, Johnson, along with two other people, were driving in a vehicle and fired at least 21 rounds into another vehicle parked in the area of East 110th Street and Crestwood Avenue, striking a 19-year-old woman who was six months pregnant.

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Primodos scandal: Government should consider redress for victims of pregnancy test drug, says Theresa May – The Independent

Theresa May has urged the government to consider redress for the victims of a hormone pregnancy test blamed for causing serious birth defects. The former prime minister said that while Primodos victims had received an apology, lives have suffered as a result of the drugs use.

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Kareena Kapoor Khan expecting second baby: Why do women gain more weight during their second pregnancy? – Times of India

Depending on your current weight, you may need to gain more or less weight during pregnancy.

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Pregnancy and epilepsy – Epilepsy Society

Pregnancymay affect your seizures or the effectiveness of your medication. If you become pregnant without having the chance to have somepreconception counselling, it is recommended that you: keep taking your anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) as normalask your doctor to prescribe folic acid supplements of 5mg per daymake an appointment to see your neurologist as soon as possible.

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My pandemic pregnancy: If we make it through this, were really meant to be’ – WPLG Local 10

Authors note: This is not MY personal story, per se, (despite the my pandemic pregnancy headline), but a story told by our readers, week by week. Todays is shared by Jennifer. You might have heard that being pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or delivering right about now is strange, in this age of coronavirus.

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Sex when youre pregnant can be better than ever now it feels more intimate and loving – The Sun

IT'S one of lifes great ironies that the activity that leads to you getting pregnant having lots of sex can result in the exact opposite once you have a baby. One of my friends reports that she didnt have sex from the moment her baby was conceived until her daughters first birthday. 2 Another said that her boyfriend felt so intimidated by the fact she was now a maternal goddess that he couldnt contemplate anything so violating as a bit of bump (literally) and grind

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Address the spike in teen pregnancies – Daily Nation

The closure of schools in mid March to curb the spread of the coronavirus has exposed seven million girls to gender-based violence, sexual exploitation such as defilement and rape and unwanted early pregnancy. Most were violated by their relatives and people they knew

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Canberra’s first unit for early pregnancy loss to be a healing space for mothers and families – ABC News

Bereaved Canberra mother Karen Schlage felt robbed of her dignity when son Charlie was induced at 16 weeks' gestation. Despite losing Charlie early, she had always thought of him as her baby, but said maternity staff at the public hospital had not echoed her sentiment

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Gigi Hadid Shares Her Biggest Pregnancy Cravings with Fans on Instagram – HarpersBAZAAR.com

Frazer HarrisonGetty Images Gigi Hadid has managed to keep her pregnancy relatively private, but that hasn't stopped the supermodel from sharing with fans subtle insights into her life waiting for baby. Hadid took to Instagram yesterday to share snapshots of delectable-looking bites she's indulged in while sheltering in place at her family's farm in Pennsylvania amid the coronavirus pandemic. Gooey cinnamon rolls, fresh strawberries, and sticky sushi rolls were just a few of the cravings she shared with fans

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Eight-and-a-half month pregnant Millie Radford, 18, reveals cruel troll text her I hope your baby dies – The Sun

MILLIE Radford revealed how an evil troll sent her messages saying they wished her unborn baby girl would 'die'. Millie, 18, from Lancs., is due at the beginning of September with a baby girl who she has named Ophelia. 9 9 Last week the family celebrated Millie's pregnancy with a baby shower, with the teen set to become a mum for the first time in a matter of weeks

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Mum who fell pregnant with twins stunned when they were born two days apart – Mirror Online

A first time mum was amazed to giver birth to her twins two days apart. The little boys from Swinton, Greater Manchester, now have separate birthdays in an unusual twist of fate. Joanne Reilly, 32, was shocked when her waters broke at 24 weeks.

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When Your Best Friend Gives Birth to Your BabiesAll 4 of Them – The Atlantic

Debbie: They almost canceled the second procedure because the embryos were so misshapen and bad quality. But we went for it. Stacey: Of the 10 eggs they fertilized, there were none, according to the embryologist, that were excellent or good condition.

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High blood pressure in pregnancy linked with ‘more bothersome’ hot flashes during menopause – CNN

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NIH study suggests opioid use linked to pregnancy loss, lower chance of conception – National Institutes of Health

News Release Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Opioid use among women trying to conceive may be associated with a lower chance of pregnancy, suggests a National Institutes of Health study. Moreover, opioid use in early pregnancy may be associated with a greater chance of pregnancy loss

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Changes in parental smoking during pregnancy and risks of adverse birth outcomes and childhood overweight in Europe and North America: An individual…

This article was originally published here Changes in parental smoking during pregnancy and risks of adverse birth outcomes and childhood overweight in Europe and North America: An individual participant data meta-analysis of 229,000 singleton births. PLoS Med.

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Fears coronavirus lockdown could reverse trends and drive a teen pregnancy boom in Japan – CBS News

Tokyo From the dire reports issued by Japan's pregnancy hotline operators, COVID-19 appears to have unleashed another frightening epidemic of teenage pregnancy. "'I'm desperate': Calls from teens to pregnancy hotlines surge while school's out," read a typical headline last May in the major newspaper Asahi Shimbun.

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