Maternal and Child Health

Aug 22, 2023
The Food and Drug Administration announced its approval of Pfizer’s Abrysvo (Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine), the first vaccine approved for use in pregnant individuals to prevent lower respiratory tract disease and severe LRTD caused by respiratory syncytial virus in infants from birth…
Aug 22, 2023
A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 20% of women reported experiences of mistreatment during pregnancy and delivery care, with CDC saying the highest rates reported by Black, Hispanic and multiracial women.
Aug 17, 2023
The centers will develop and evaluate innovative approaches to reduce pregnancy-related complications and deaths and promote maternal health equity.
Aug 15, 2023
Receiving a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine or booster during pregnancy can benefit pregnant people and their newborn infants, according to findings from a federally funded study published in Vaccine.
Aug 14, 2023
To help mothers in need of food following childbirth, SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, Wisc., is providing baskets of groceries to those who need it as part of a new program.
Aug 10, 2023
U.S. hospital emergency departments have improved many aspects of pediatric readiness since 2013, based on responses by over 3,600 EDs to a 2021 assessment by the National Pediatric Readiness Project, JAMA Network Open reports
Aug 7, 2023
The Food and Drug Administration approved the first pill to treat postpartum depression in adults, whose symptoms can range from sadness and loss of energy to cognitive impairment and suicidal ideation. Patients would take the drug (Zurzuvae) for 14 days.
Aug 2, 2023
Paramedics in a mobile medical unit from Henry Ford Health are visiting new mothers at home to check their vitals as part of an initiative to help reduce pregnancy-related deaths across Michigan.
Aug 1, 2023
Over 5.6 million U.S. women live in “maternity care deserts,” counties with no access to obstetric care through a hospital or other provider, according to the latest analysis by the March of Dimes.