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Flu vaccine in pregnancy – safe and necessary

Pregnant women need to have access to safe and timely vaccinations, however, this is not always the case. Concerns about the impact on the unborn infant and lack of evidence…
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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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Unplanned pregnancies: a case for clinical trials

Not every pregnancy is planned. Even for women that want to have a baby, there’s nearly always a gap between getting pregnant, and realizing that they are pregnant. So what…
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Brave women; brave doctors

Testing drugs on pregnant women suffering from a life-threatening disease is not an easy decision to make. It’s not just about the mother-to-be and her illness, but there’s a second…
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Mothers-to-be have questions: who knows the answers?

Pregnancy is a time of roller coaster emotions for a mother-to-be, particularly a first-timer. And these emotions bring about endless questions. But when it comes to medicine use – who…
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Cancer treatment during pregnancy: why are we so afraid?

When cancer is diagnosed during pregnancy, are termination and delaying treatment the only options? According to Dr. Frédéric Amant, standard oncological treatments with just a few restrictions are safe for…
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90 seconds to cut the cord

Less than a year later, Dr. Alan Greene's call to wait at least 90 secondes to cut the cord seems to got heard. The BBC reports UK guidelines on that…
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Don’t abandon mothers, disrupt the medical taboo

Earthshaking disruption at TEDxBrusselsChange Inspired by the Gates Foundation’s initiative, the TEDxBrussels team aimed to bring the spirit of TEDxChange to the heart of Europe. TEDxBrussels is already a sizeable…
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Pregnancy Taboos: the start of a movement

Momentum is building. More and more people agree that pregnancy taboos must be broken. Our budding coalition is connecting people who share our determination to break the silence and share…
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