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Stillbirth refers to the death of a baby before or during delivery and after 24 weeks of pregnancy. If a baby dies before 24 weeks of completed pregnancy, the term “miscarriage” or fetal loss applies instead.
Maternal antibodies may play a key role in protecting infants from congenital HCMV infections

Maternal antibodies may play a key role in protecting infants from congenital HCMV infections

Study: Air pollution responsible for 2,780 deaths and cognitive loss in children in Massachusetts

Study: Air pollution responsible for 2,780 deaths and cognitive loss in children in Massachusetts

Coffee consumption during pregnancy may not be harmful

Coffee consumption during pregnancy may not be harmful

CDC posts investigation notice about multistate outbreak of Listeria infections

CDC posts investigation notice about multistate outbreak of Listeria infections

Stillbirths and preterm births significantly lower in COVID vaccinated women

Stillbirths and preterm births significantly lower in COVID vaccinated women

Miscarriage risk may increase in the summer months

Miscarriage risk may increase in the summer months

Researchers continue a national study to evaluate COVID-19 vaccination safety pre-and post-delivery

Researchers continue a national study to evaluate COVID-19 vaccination safety pre-and post-delivery

Women with a history of recurrent pregnancy loss have increased stroke risk

Women with a history of recurrent pregnancy loss have increased stroke risk

Coffee drinking causes no increased risk to pregnancy, genetic study reveals

Coffee drinking causes no increased risk to pregnancy, genetic study reveals

Review of cannabis use on reproductive health, pregnancy, and fetal outcomes

Review of cannabis use on reproductive health, pregnancy, and fetal outcomes

SARS-CoV-2 infection during late pregnancy can lead to severe inflammatory responses in the placenta

SARS-CoV-2 infection during late pregnancy can lead to severe inflammatory responses in the placenta

Women who are pregnant or nursing should receive a COVID booster vaccination

Women who are pregnant or nursing should receive a COVID booster vaccination

Gestational diabetes mellitus in overweight and obese pregnant women may increase COVID-19 severity

Gestational diabetes mellitus in overweight and obese pregnant women may increase COVID-19 severity

Scientists explore triggers associated with transplacental transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Scientists explore triggers associated with transplacental transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Study investigates COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy

Study investigates COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy

CDC study of pregnant women hospitalized with COVID in 2021 found 93% not vaccinated

CDC study of pregnant women hospitalized with COVID in 2021 found 93% not vaccinated

Inexpensive daily diet supplementation in pregnancy can reduce complications at birth, study shows

Inexpensive daily diet supplementation in pregnancy can reduce complications at birth, study shows

3D simulations reveal early origin of complex human birth pattern and cognitive skills

3D simulations reveal early origin of complex human birth pattern and cognitive skills

Improved screening can benefit women with postpartum depression

Improved screening can benefit women with postpartum depression

SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy linked to adverse maternal outcomes and preterm birth

SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy linked to adverse maternal outcomes and preterm birth