Pregnancy

A medical worker holds a measles-rubella (MR) vaccine at a health station in Banda Aceh in Aceh province on September 19, 2018.

Measles Cases Confirmed in Georgia Following Northwest Outbreak

The Georgia Department of Public Health (GPH) has confirmed three cases of measles in the metro Atlanta area. Two were identified on January 13 and one on January 26. All three cases were for individuals who were members of the same family and were not vaccinated, according to GPH.

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Newborn Exposure to Drugs Triples in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana – The number of newborn babies who have been exposed to drugs and alcohol in Louisiana has tripled since 2008, mostly due to the massive rise and popularity of heroin being trafficked into the state through the U.S. southern border.

Japanese Male Politicians Don Pregnancy Fat Suits in Feminist Statement

Japanese Male Politicians Don Pregnancy Fat Suits in Feminist Statement

Three Japanese governors have agreed to appear in a video depicting their lives as they carry an extra 16 pounds on their stomachs, simulating a pregnancy belly and an amply developed bosom, in a video intended to encourage men to do their fair share of household chores.

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Surprised Woman Goes into Labor on Labor Day

A Burbank woman went into labor on Labor Day, and her husband delivered their baby in the hallway of their home. However, she had not even known she was pregnant.

A pregnant woman gets an ultrasound at the maternity of the Guatemalan Social Security Institute (IGSS) in Guatemala City on February 2, 2016. Zika virus

CDC: 234 Pregnant Women in America Carrying Zika Virus

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have confirmed that six infants have been born in U.S. states with birth defects following their mother’s infection with the Zika virus. 234 women in the continental United States have tested positive for Zika.

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Zika Begins to Hit Brazil’s Tourism Industry, Months Before Olympics

Brazil’s tourism industry is already suffering from the international alarm over the Zika virus outbreak that has infected 1.5 million people, with tour operators and hotel bookers experiencing an increase in the number of cancellations, particularly on the part of pregnant women who were planning to travel.