Researchers found that the risk largely disappeared by the end of 2022. A healthy human pregnancy lasts for about 40 weeks. Preterm birth—birth occurring before 37 weeks—increases the risk of infant death and many lasting health problems. Infection with SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) during the third trimester of pregnancy has been linked with an…Read More
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) supports research on maternal health and pregnancy outcomes, with the goal of preventing and treating pregnancy-related complications and reducing maternal mortality.
Inequities in postpartum medical coverage vary by state across the U.S. When immigrants gave birth in a U.S. state that limits postpartum public insurance eligibility based on their immigration status, they are less likely to receive medical care following childbirth, a study published July 18, 2023 in JAMA shows. “Compared to states without insurance restrictions, immigrants…Read More
Black women in the United States experience an alarmingly high rate of pregnancy-related death. A new evidence-based, awareness-raising campaign, led by Dr. Shalon’s Maternal Action Project, Population Reference Bureau (PRB) and TANK Worldwide, launches today to draw attention to this public health crisis. A custom version of the “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” lullaby honoring Dr….Read More
PAR-22-224: NICHD Research Education Programs (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-22-224.html Areas of particular interest include: Virtual skills development courses and supporting resources for researchers on best practice topics such as: The inclusion and retention of pregnant and lactating persons and/or pediatric patients and their families in clinical research. Best practices for increasing the inclusion…Read More
The Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) is updating the NIH Strategic Plan for Research on the Health of Women. NIH is publishing this Notice to solicit input from the basic, clinical, and translational scientists; advocacy and patient communities; and the public on topics under consideration for the next strategic plan. Deadline: September 29,…Read More
Estimated Publication Date: July 25, 2022 First Estimated Application Due Date: November 30, 2022 Purpose As part of the Implementing a Maternal health and PRegnancy Outcomes Vision for Everyone (IMPROVE) initiative, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, on behalf of the NIH Maternal Mortality Task Force, intends to promote a new initiative by…Read More