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CDC: Too Few Pregnant Women Receiving Flu Vaccine

Almost one-third of women ages 15-44 hospitalized for flu are pregnant Approximately 65 percent of mothers-to-be in the United States have not received the two safe and effective vaccines recommended during pregnancy to reduce the risks of influenza (flu) and whooping cough (pertussis), which…

Pregnancy Exercise

Is Exercise Safe During Pregnancy? Regular exercise during pregnancy benefits a mother and her baby in many ways. It reduces back pain, eases constipation, may decreased risk of gestational diabetes, preeclampsia and cesarean delivery, promotes healthy weight gain during pregnancy, improves overall fitness, and…

Paralyzed and Pregnant:

Dual Case Study of SCI during Pregnancy In 2017 approximately 285,000 individuals in the US were afflicted with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) while the incidence of SCI is 17,500 cases per year. The average age at time of injury is 45 years, with gender…

Pain During Pregnancy

It’s preventable through postural re-education, sleep positioning, and strengthening postural stabilizers Vol. 26 • Issue 12 • Page 15 Women’s Health Women who experience sacroiliac joint dysfunction during pregnancy suffer from pain and discomfort that may prevent them from being physically active. “Women suffering…

Tobacco Cessation Interventions During Pregnancy

There is no doubt that tobacco use during pregnancy is strongly associated with a variety of avoidable adverse perinatal outcomes like placental abruption, placenta previa, spontaneous rupture of membranes, low birth weight, intrauterine growth restriction, preterm birth, and sudden infant death syndrome.1-5 Alarmingly, newer…

Maternal Stress & Fetal Effects

Pregnancy, for many women, is a time of happiness and anticipated changes. However, even if a woman welcomes these changes, pregnancy can add new stressors to her life. Stress occurs when an individual’s external demands exceed the adaptive capacity of that individual.1 Stressors are different…

Pregnancy and Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) during pregnancy presents significant potential risks to both the mother and her fetus. Symptoms of OSA in pregnant women should not be ignored, and it is important not to delay diagnosis or treatment. There are four things that make OSA…

Nursing Management of Ebola & Pregnancy

Ebola virus (EBV) is one of several viruses known as viral hemorrhagic fevers. The virus attacks all body organs. EBV enters the body through the eyes, ears, nose, mucous membranes and skin abrasions and opening. The virus can be transmitted via body fluids such…

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