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Studies find coronavirus eradicated preterm births in Europe. Why hasn’t that happened in Philadelphia? | Expert Opinion

(Jul 30, 2020)

Preterm birth is a disparate pandemic tale. It is the tale of essential workers and societal stressors impacting some pregnant women while others shelter-in-place. It is the tale of my pregnant neighbor disinfecting FedEx boxes on her porch. It is also a tale of parents visiting their babies, my patients, in the neonatal intensive care unit wearing FedEx uniforms. These tales are interconnected in their parallel truths, and both must be told. Read more

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Coronavirus child-care crisis will set women back a generation

(Jul 29, 2020)

With day-care centers shuttered or severely restricting enrollment, and school districts opting for remote learning, many women are finding they just can’t make their jobs work during the pandemic. That could have lasting consequences. Read more

Breastfeeding isn’t just healthy for mother and child; it’s good for the environment

(Jul 28, 2020)

During my time as a state representative, I’ve been a strong advocate for the benefits of breastfeeding, and I continue my work to protect employees who are breastfeeding and to generally focus more attention on this subject. Read more

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Coronavirus pandemic could worsen rising rates of postpartum depression

(Jul 16, 2020)

Maternity-care providers are worried about a surge in perinatal mood disorders sparked by the virus’ unknown health risks, fear of giving birth in a hospital treating COVID-19 patients, the stress of caring for a newborn without help, and social isolation that has canceled baby showers and kept partners out of prenatal appointments. Read more

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Moms are working dramatically fewer hours than dads during coronavirus. It’s a ‘red flag’ for what’s ahead.

(Jul 15, 2020)

A new study shows that moms have reduced their paid working hours 4 to 5 times more than dads. Read more