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Please Sign: Congress, Make Shackling of Pregnant Prisoners a Crime
Health & Wellness  (tags: pregnancy, pregnant prisoners shackled, health and human rights, women's rights, safety, unborn and newborn health, family, children, abuse of state laws, Department of Correction failure to prot )

- 1 day ago -
The thought of shackling a woman during labor or delivery is so horrific, one would expect only the most uncivilized places to allow it. But currently those places include most of the US states. States that do have laws banning it often don't enforce them
Florida Hospital Demands Woman Undergo Forced C-Section
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, pregnancy, Forced Birth, Cesarean Surgery, Human Rights, Women's Rightsrisks, science, warning, ethics )

- 52 days ago -
Unacceptable. In an action that appears to be increasingly commonplace, a Florida hospital has threatened to force a pregnant patient to undergo cesarean surgery against her wil
The War on Drugs Aims Its Sights on Pregnant Women
Health & Wellness  (tags: pregnancy, war on drugs, misinformation, reproduction, reproductive rights )

- 145 days ago -
The prosecution of pregnant women for drug use represents the unhappy convergence of the war on drugs and the war on reproductive rights.
How Republicans Will Try to Block New Tests for Fetal Disorders
Health & Wellness  (tags: pregnancy, tests, genetics, Republicans, women )

- 199 days ago -
This week brought news of a vitally important medical development for millions of future parents. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that a new fetal DNA test is far more accurate and much less risky than current methods...
Pregnant, and Forced to Stay on Life Support
Health & Wellness  (tags: abuse, americans, disease, death, forced life support, pregnancy, right to die )

- 254 days ago -
Mrs. Munoz was 14 weeks pregnant, the doctor said, and Texas is one of more than two dozen states that prohibit, with varying degrees of strictness, medical officials from cutting off life support to a pregnant patient.
Shackled and Pregnant: Wis. Case Challenges 'Fetal Protection' Law
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, pregnancy, fetal protection )

- 330 days ago -
When Alicia Beltran was 12 weeks pregnant, she took herself to a health clinic about a mile from her home in Jackson, Wis., for a prenatal checkup. But what started as a routine visit ended with Beltran eventually handcuffed and shackled in government...
Protect the Rights of Pregnant Working Women - ForceChange
Health & Wellness  (tags: Women, Pregnancy, Safety, Pregnant Worker Fairness Act )

- 438 days ago -
Currently there are no federal standards protecting pregnant working women. The Pregnant Worker Fairness Act has been sitting in the House Committee since May 2013 and still has not been passed. This bill would protect women on a federal level.
How Much Alcohol Is Safe for Expectant Mothers?
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, babies, pregnancy, alcohol, research, risks, safety, study, warning, society, health, prevention )

- 622 days ago -
Nobody questions the notion that heavy drinking during pregnancy is harmful. It can cause facial abnormalities, central nervous system problems and stunted growth. But evidence regarding the effects of light or occasional drinking is mixed.
Deformed Limbs One of Several Birth Defects Linked to Smoking in Pregnancy
Health & Wellness  (tags: Birth Defects, Pregnancy, Smoking, Health, Research )

- 1166 days ago -
Missing or deformed limbs, clubfoot, facial disorders and gastrointestinal problems are some of the most common birth defects found to be associated with smoking during pregnancy,
Our Minty, Pink and Deadly Campaign Is Going Strong!
Health & Wellness  (tags: minty pink and deadly campaign, girls, female, marketing, disease, death, cancer, cigarettes, feminine, pink, mint, health risk, pregnancy, babies )

- 1203 days ago -
An Open Letter to Tobacco Company CEOs From 50,000 Concerned Americans We have a simple message for you: Stop marketing your cigarettes to girls!
Weird Pregnancy Facts No One Tells You About
Health & Wellness  (tags: Facts, Green Home And Living, Health and Wellness, Healthy Life, Pregnancy, Weird, Weird Pregnancy Facts )

- 1286 days ago -
Whether you're a woman who hasn't yet been pregnant or a man who wants to better understand what an expectant mother really goes through, these 10 things that occur while a woman is pregnant are all strange and often disturbing.
Fetal Surgery Better for Kids With Spine Defect
Health & Wellness  (tags: Fetal surgery, spine defect, health, pregnancy )

- 1318 days ago -
Pregnant women were afraid to have it. Doctors were afraid to do it. Hospitals stopped performing the surgery because the government wanted evidence it was safe and worth doing.Now, a landmark study shows that an operation to fix a hole in the spine while
Contraceptive Implant Alert: Hundreds of Women Fall Pregnant After Birth Control Fails
Health & Wellness  (tags: Contraceptive, women, health, pregnancy, conceiving )

- 1354 days ago -
Hundreds of women have become pregnant after a long-term contraceptive implant failed, it emerged last night.Even more have complained that they were left injured or scarred by the rod inserted into their arm, which was supposed to protect them against...
How Egg Yolk and Soya Bean Oil Finally Got Me Pregnant!
Health & Wellness  (tags: Egg yolk and soya bean, Health, Pregnancy, Research )

- 1369 days ago -
Whether it was the ­acupuncture, the ­hypnotherapy, the steroids, the vitamins, the blood thinner or a curious white bag of egg yolk and soya bean oil that was fed intravenously into my arm, I don't know.
Top 3 Pregnancy Symptoms
Health & Wellness  (tags: babies, children, health, healthcare, pregnancy, symptoms )

- 1370 days ago -
Have you noticed that you have been particularly emotional lately? Maybe you found yourself crying over a TV commercial because?

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