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Pregnant women urged to get Covid jab as data from England shows it is safe

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Health leaders are urging thousands of unvaccinated pregnant women to get vaccinated after the first official data from England found Covid jabs are safe and effective. The analysis of more than 350,000 deliveries by ...

Pregnant women and three children among 27 drowned in Channel

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Pregnant women and three children were among the 27 people, mostly Kurds from Iraq or Iran, who drowned trying to cross the Channel in an inflatable boat, French authorities have said. Two male survivors, an Iraqi and...

Samantha Willis was a beloved young pregnant mother. Did bad vaccine advice cost her her life?

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It was typical of Samantha Willis that she bought the food for her baby shower herself. No fuss; she didn’t want other people to be put out. She even bought a cheese board, despite the fact that, because she was pregn...

Pregnant women at risk in Malawi as drug shortage prevents caesareans

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Almost half of Malawi’s district hospitals have closed their operating theatres due to a dire shortage of anaesthetics. Maternity care has been affected by a lack of drugs, said doctors. Surgery, including caesareans,...

Car bombing kills pregnant Yemeni journalist in Aden – reports

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A pregnant Yemeni journalist has been killed in a car explosion in Aden, witnesses and medical sources said, in the latest incident of violence in Yemen’s southern port city. An initial police investigation indicated ...

‘Get the vaccine’: family of Covid victim’s plea to pregnant women

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She was eight months pregnant and weeks from welcoming her fifth daughter to the world, but Saiqa Parveen died of Covid after putting off getting the coronavirus jab. Her family have now issued an emotional plea for p...

Poles march against abortion ban after pregnant woman’s death

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“Her heart was beating too,” thousands of protesters across Poland chanted on Saturday during demonstrations sparked by the death of a pregnant 30-year-old woman in hospital. Her family say that the hospital staff ref...

Watchdog U-turns on recommendation to induce pregnant women at 41 weeks

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Pregnant women should be left to give birth naturally rather than induced when they reach 41 weeks, an NHS watchdog has advised in a U-turn on its advice around childbirth. The National Institute for Health and Care E...

Fears for Australia’s pregnant women as vaccination rates lag far behind general population

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Obstetricians are alarmed by the number of pregnant women still not vaccinated against Covid-19, and say they are concerned misinformation is wrongly leading them to believe the vaccine is not safe during pregnancy. T...

It’s scandalous so few pregnant women in the UK are vaccinated against Covid

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It is coming up to a year since the first mRNA vaccines were approved for use against Covid-19, and almost seven months since they were approved for expectant mothers. The initial government advice was was that they s...

Pregnant women are being turned away from Covid vaccine clinics, experts warn

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Pregnant women are being turned away from Covid vaccine clinics despite clinical advice, experts have warned as they urged ministers to ramp up efforts to reach unvaccinated groups. Members of the Joint Committee on V...

Why pregnant women need clearer messaging on Covid vaccine safety

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In the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, there was uncertainty around almost everything, from who was more adversely affected by Covid-19 to who should get vaccinated first – or at all. But as awareness about ...

I lost a TV role because I was pregnant – and I’m far from the only one

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The entertainment industry likes to think it is a champion of diversity and inclusivity, jumping to call out those who are homophobic, racist, ableist and sexist. But as a queer black female actor I know all too well ...

Pregnant women at risk from NHS workers’ mixed messages over safety of jab

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Pregnant women are being advised by some health professionals not to have the Covid vaccine despite an edict from the NHS that they should encourage them to get the jab. One in six of the most critically ill Covid pat...

Pregnant women in the UK: have you changed your mind about Covid vaccination?

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According to new figures from NHS England, one in six of the most critically ill patients are unvaccinated pregnant women with Covid. We would like to hear from women about their experiences of Covid vaccines. Have yo...

One in six most critically ill patients are unvaccinated pregnant women with Covid

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One in six patients requiring the NHS’s highest form of life-saving care are unvaccinated pregnant women with Covid, new figures reveal. Twenty of the 118 patients with Covid who received extra corporeal membrane oxyg...

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