Thursday, January 20, 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.

Only Pfizer for pregnant, nursing mothers

Minister Khairy Jamaluddin says the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force has been asked to coordinate with hospitals and specialists to prioritise these women for the Pfizer vaccine.

New Zealand grants automatic paid leave after miscarriage

The leave extends to a woman's partner if she suffers a miscarriage, as well as to people who were attempting to have a child through surrogacy.

Babies of Covid-vaccinated pregnant women could also be protected, study shows

Antibodies were detected in women given both doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine during pegnancy and in their newborns.

Waitress fired for not getting Covid jab over pregnancy fears

She says she fully supports people being inoculated, but wants to wait for more research on the vaccine’s possible effects on fertility.

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