Londoner launches collection of masks, other supplies for health workers – The London Free Press

The fears of nurses at London Health Sciences Centre have prompted a Londoner to launch a campaign that in one day collected hundreds of surgical masks and a handful of N95 masks. “I have a lot of friends who are nurses, and they’re all concerned. They’re scared they’re going to die. They’re scared they’re going… Read More

Struggling with your mental health amid COVID-19? Here's where to turn – Essential Baby

Getty Images/iStockphoto  As the coronavirus sweeps the globe, expectant and new mothers face changes to almost every aspect of pregnancy and early motherhood. Antenatal visits are being reduced or conducted via phone, face-to-face antenatal classes have been cancelled, visitors to maternity wards have been restricted to partners only and mothers’ groups as we know them can no longer take place.… Read More

Greenwich's Mothers for Others delivers 18K diapers to help during coronavirus crisis – Danbury News Times

Published 5:59 pm EDT, Sunday, March 29, 2020 A volunteer’s car is loaded with diapers for delivery to Family Centers and Neighbor to Neighbor. A volunteer’s car is loaded with diapers for delivery to Family Centers and Neighbor to Neighbor. Photo: Contributed / A volunteer’s car is loaded with diapers for delivery to Family Centers and… Read More

Does coronavirus transmit from mother to child? A question every expectant mother is asking now – The Indian Express

Written by Shruti Dhapola | Updated: March 29, 2020 9:53:37 am Illustration: Suvajit Dey Almost every pregnancy has its moments of panic and anxiety. It is inevitable. My first was when I gave in to the temptation early on and ate a packet of chips. Was this it? Had I done some irreparable harm to… Read More

New York hospitals must now allow birthing mothers, kids in hospital to have visitors – Democrat & Chronicle

CLOSE Officials say Elmhurst Hospital in New York City is at capacity and overwhelmed with coronavirus patients. (March 26) AP Domestic Story Highlights Hospitals must allow one support person for women in labor and delivery and kids in the hospital, the state said Friday. This clarifies earlier state guidance that banned all hospital visitors to… Read More

Medical Center of South Arkansas takes steps closer to reaching 'Destination Health care' vision – El Dorado News-Times

For the past two years, the Medical Center of South Arkansas has focused on making its services and medicine more accessible to the region. In May 2019, MCSA CEO Scott Street spoke at an El Dorado City Council meeting about improvements and expansions the hospital wanted to make to improve its quality of care. During… Read More

The bacteria in a mother's gut may protect babies from food allergies – New Scientist News

By Gege Li Certain bacteria in a mother’s microbiome are linked to lower risk of food allergies for her childTetra Images, LLC / Alamy The presence of certain bacteria in a mother’s gut is linked to a decreased risk of their baby developing food allergies in the first year of life. Prevotella copri is a… Read More

Immunity boosting foods: Here's what Asian mothers are telling us to eat – Study International News

As it stands now, there is no cure yet for COVID-19. But our mothers would like to think otherwise. When news first broke of the novel coronavirus spreading in China and slowly in other countries, there were reports of Chinese locals using traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) herbs for treatment and Indians claiming that “rasam” –… Read More

Coronavirus unknowns altering pregnancy for many expectant moms – Fox News

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. MAHWAH, N.J. – When COVID-19 began sweeping the U.S., it was clear Rebecca Forman Lubin needed to alter her plans. The expectant mother canceled her baby shower, stocked up on all the infant essentials she could find online and heeded her… Read More

Coronavirus: Pregnant women facing 'anxious, worrying time' – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionElin Edwards says coronavirus has been a “bombshell” during her pregnancy The coronavirus outbreak has left many people feeling trapped in their homes – but for pregnant women the situation has been particularly tough. Expectant mothers have been isolated from their antenatal support and their loved ones.… Read More