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A TEDx Talk on Pregnancy Taboos: a Call for Change

In a newly released video, shot at TEDxBrussels on October 28th, Lode Dewulf offers a rallying call for change in the area of pregnancy and medical treatment. Dewulf, who has…
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How Dr. Lyerly’s breaking pregnancy taboos

Dr. Anne Drapkin Lyerly, an obstetrician/gynecologist, researcher, bioethicist and author, is one of the founders of the Second Wave Initiative. Founded in 2009, the Second Wave Initiative aims to offer…
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Taking the lead on treating cancer in pregnancy

Dr Frédéric Amant from the Leuven Cancer Institute in Belgium is taking the lead on treating cancer in pregnancy. Back in 2004, a pregnant cancer sufferer came to his team…
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Bridging the knowledge gap on drug use in pregnancy

How does a healthcare professional know if a drug is safe for use? Fortunately, all prescription and over-the-counter medicines go through a thorough clinical trials process, which lasts for several…
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Is it right to leave pregnant women out?

Every day, the world of medicine moves one step forward. Compared to half a century ago, a decade ago, even a year ago, doctors have never been better informed, have…
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Too scared to try?

For women with a chronic disease or condition, most assume that pregnancy is out of the question. In fact, many don’t even bother to ask their doctors – they expect…
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