Pregnancy trap for workers in controversial Japan scheme
When Vanessa, a worker with Japan's 'technical intern' programme, told her supervisors she was pregnant, she says they first suggested an abortion and then pressured her to quit.
Born in a war: Kyiv maternity hospital carries on under siege
One woman speaks of seeing others who had just given birth by Caesarean section rushed from the wards to underground passageways to protect them from bombardment.
79% of pregnant women who died of Covid-19 last year were unvaccinated, says health DG
But no pregnant women had died of Covid-19 this year as of Feb 15.
Strong protection for babies born to Covid-vaccinated mums, says study
The CDC carried out a study involving 379 babies aged up to six months, who were hospitalised in 20 pediatric centers from July 2021 to January 2022.
Chinese woman miscarries outside hospital after denied entry over expired Covid test
The distressing incident was detailed in a social media post by the woman's niece, which included footage of the woman sitting on a plastic stool outside the hospital surrounded by a pool of blood.
Covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy not linked to complications at birth, says US study
There was no difference in outcomes based on the timing of vaccination, or on which mRNA vaccine was received or how many doses.
South Korea to vaccinate pregnant women as it races to 80% target for adults
Health authorities see pregnant mothers as key to the campaign, saying they have a greater possibility of serious illness and death if infected with Covid-19.
US health agency calls for more Covid-19 jabs among pregnant women
Data shows only 31% of pregnant women have been vaccinated against Covid-19.
China says will clamp down on abortions for ‘non-medical purposes’
Think tanks and policy researchers have identified China's declining birth rate as a major social policy challenges in the coming decades.
Sri Lanka asks women to delay pregnancy over Covid risks
More than 40 expectant mothers have died of Covid-19 in four months.
18 pregnant women in Johor died of Covid this year, state assembly told
Some 30,000 pregnant women in the state have been partially vaccinated while more than 9,000 have completed their vaccinations.
Getting Covid-19 jabs during pregnancy
Covid-19 vaccines are safe throughout pregnancy and provide no increased risk of abnormalities or miscarriage.