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Covid could add to 2 million per year stillbirth toll: UN

Paris - Almost two million babies are stillborn every year -- one every 16 seconds -- the United Nations said Thursday, warning that the Covid-19 pandemic could add another 200,000 deaths to the "devastating" toll.

Giving birth in Afghanistan: inside MSF's 'baby factory'

Khost - The mother was admitted at 9.30am, the birth recorded at 9.35. Women often arrive in extremis at the Doctors Without Borders maternity hospital in southeastern Afghanistan, one of the most active in the world, with more than 60 babies born daily.

Artificial womb for super-preemies works with sheep

Paris - An artificial womb filled with clear liquid, successfully tested on pre-natal lambs, could help extremely premature babies avoid death or life-long disability, researchers reported Tuesday.

Arson likely in deadly Iraq maternity ward fire, govt says

Baghdad - A fire that killed 13 children in an Iraqi maternity ward was apparently started intentionally, the health ministry's spokesman said on Sunday.

Baghdad hospital blaze leaves 12 newborns dead

Baghdad - A fire tore through the maternity ward of one of Baghdad's largest hospitals Wednesday, killing at least 12 premature babies, medical and security officials said.

Netflix allowing unlimited maternity leave for first year

Recently, Netflix announced that new parents who are employed by them can take up to a year of paid paternity/maternity leave.

Alyssa Meza, 9, helps her mom safely deliver baby

Chicago - Alyssa Meza, 9, rose to the challenge when her mom went into labor; young Alyssa stepped up to mark helping her mother safely deliver baby sister, Aaliyah.

Fashion store adds line of maternity clothing for teenagers

Forever 21, a "youth-friendly" fashion store, recently opened a line of maternity wear for teens that premiered in five states, three of which have the highest teen pregnancy rates in America.

The Globe’s Women's Problem?

No country is free of “a woman’s problem,” be it full legal rights, maternity care, access to birth control, religious representation, political leadership, civil liberties, education opportunities, pay equality or protection from sexual violence.

UK health care horror story: no beds for women in labor

As the United States debates the merits of government-sponsored health care, stories emerge from the UK of dramatic bed shortages in maternity wards and the consequences those shortages have on patients in labor.

Maggots fall into maternity unit

That's right, maggots from a dead seagull fell through the ceiling of a hospital and into the maternity unit. A spokeswoman for the Hospital called it, “an extremely unpredictable consequence of seaside living”.

Women in the UK are being abandoned in maternity wards

Maternity wards in the UK are so under staffed that thousands of pregnaent women are having to cope by themselves.

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