CDC calls for more COVID-19 vaccinations among pregnant people in new advisory
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is continuing to urge vaccinations as it reports the highest number of deaths during pregnancy seen in a single month during the pandemic, according to a health advisory released Wednesday.
Building a business: How one female CEO turned difficult pregnancies into opportunity
For Pink Stork founder and CEO Amy Upchurch, the need was her own struggle with difficult pregnancies after she found out she was pregnant with her fourth child. “I knew what it felt like to be struggling and hurting and looking for something, anything, like a miracle, ‘What would make me feel better?’” Upchurch said. So, long story short, Pink Stork was born in 2015.”Upchurch now has five children and her company, based in St. Augustine, includes 50 employees. Pink Stork also has an online platform geared toward supporting women through community. Because if you stop now, you’re not going to make it to the other side.
My pandemic pregnancy: From infertility to cancer to IVF to a 20-week scare: ‘It happened exactly how it was supposed to’
When Hillary Calhoun’s fertility doctor brought her in for a procedure and then a nurse called her just a few short business days later, asking her to come into the office immediately, the now-36-year-old had a hunch something wasn’t right.
COVID-19 infection may make pregnant women more severely ill
Pregnant women infected with COVID-19 have the potential to become more severely ill than women who are not pregnant, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Pregnant women who have been infected have a greater likelihood of being admitted to a hospital, admitted to an intensive care unit or requiring mechanical ventilation when compared to non-pregnant women. While pregnant women are at an increased risk of being admitted to an ICU or needing mechanical ventilation, the overall risk of these events has remained low. In addition to the guidelines that we have heard and still stress repeatedly -- exercise social distancing, wear a face mask in public places and wash your hands often -- pregnant women can take additional preventive action. For other more specific suggestions, talk to your health care provider about how you can remain healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
What’s the stork bringing? 9 ways people swear you will know if it’s a boy or girl
BreakoutsSome say girls will steal their mother’s beauty, ergo if you have breakouts, you’re having a girl. In comparison to 140 beats per minute, if your baby is beating above that, you’re looking at having a girl. CravingsCravings for salty foods point to a boy, some say, and cravings for sweet stuff points to a girl. If he shows no interest in your belly, you’re having a boy. Take our quiz to determine if you could be having a boy or girl (for fun, of course!).
Are you pregnant or trying for a baby? Everything to know as coronavirus pandemic continues
Whether you’re pregnant now or you were hoping to be in the next few months, this might feel like an overwhelming time, living through the current coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic. Time magazine recently reported that fact in an article this week about COVID-19 and how it relates to pregnant women. Yes, pregnant women are generally more susceptible to viruses, for example, the flu. It’s true that there’s limited information and published literature about exactly how susceptible pregnant women are to COVID-19, and the severity of infection. If you’re pregnant or had been trying for a baby, stay in even better contact with your doctor or health care provider.
Baby on the way: Katy Perry confirms pregnancy in music video
Katy Perry is pregnant. The singer revealed her baby bump at the end of her “Never Worn White” music video, which dropped Wednesday night. The 35-year-old told fans on Instagram that both her album and baby are due this summer. Perry has been dating actor Orlando Bloom since 2016. She was previously married to Russell Brand.