Newsom Signs Bay Area Lawmaker's 'Momnibus Act', Aims To Reduce Infant MortalityGov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Monday intended to help reduce the state's maternal and infant mortality rates, especially among Black families and people of color.
UPDATE: Woman Testifies About Stress After Inaccurate Theranos Hormone TestNew testimony in the fraud and conspiracy trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes Tuesday focused on the inaccuracy of the company's tests, specifically how one set of results were agonizing for an expectant mother.
Planned Parenthood: Texans Traveling To California For Appointments In Wake Of New Abortion LawAs the Department of Justice enters a legal battle against the State of Texas over its new abortion law, some California clinics said they are seeing a rise in patients coming here from Texas for procedures.
CDC: Pregnant Women Should Be Vaccinated Amid Surge In Delta Variant Cases The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged expectant mothers to get a COVID vaccination amid a dramatic rise of unvaccinated mothers-to-be becoming seriously ill with the virus.
COVID Vaccines: CDPH Launches Ad Campaign Aimed At Addressing Fertility ConcernsThe California Department of Public Health launched an ad campaign Monday aimed at addressing COVID-19 vaccine concerns among women who are pregnant or looking to become pregnant in the future.
COVID: UC Berkeley / Oxford Study Finds Higher Risk To Pregnant Women Than Previously KnownResearchers at University of Oxford and University of California at Berkeley have found a significantly higher risk of severe complications than previously known for pregnant women with COVID-19 and for their newborns.
Trial For Elizabeth Holmes To Likely Be Delayed After Theranos Founder Announces PregnancyElizabeth Holmes, the founder of failed biotech company Theranos, is pregnant -- a new development that could once again delay the start date of her highly-anticipated criminal fraud trial.
UCSF Study Finds COVID-19 Symptoms Lasting Several Weeks Among Pregnant WomenWomen who contract COVID-19 during pregnancy could experience symptoms that are prolonged, possibly lasting two months or longer, according to a new study.
New Moms Struggle to Stay Connected to Family, Health Care Providers During PandemicIt’s been nearly a month since California’s statewide shelter-in-place order went into effect. For new moms and families, welcoming a baby into this world is proving to be an even bigger challenge than usual.
Homeless Pregnant Mother Helped Off Street By NonprofitWhen KPIX first met Erin Finafrock in November of 2019, she was homeless and pregnant sleeping in a tent in Oakland. Soon after, a nonprofit intervened and helped her get off the street, just in time for the surprise of her life.
CDC Recommends Separating Pregnant Women With COVID-19 From Newborns Up To A WeekThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that expectant mothers with confirmed or potential COVID-19 should consider being separated from their newborns after birth for up to a week.
SF Fertility Startup Aims To Make Starting A Family EasierA recent survey showed that the U.S. Birthrate hit a 32-year-low last year. One major reason is many people are having kids later. Now a Bay Area startup wants to make it cheaper and easier to start a family.
Family Sues Tesla After Model X Pinned Pregnant Mother In Garage, Broke Her BonesA California family filed a lawsuit in Alameda County suing Tesla after their car pinned an 8 month pregnant woman into a garage wall. But Tesla says her 2-year-old son pressed the accelerator.
CHP Officers Help Deliver Baby in Marin Hospital Parking Lot During StormA very pregnant Kathryn Grady and her husband rushed to Marin General hospital in Greenbrae but her baby started coming out just as they drove into the parking lot.
CDC: Opioid Addiction Among Pregnant Women SkyrocketsA new report from the CDC has revealed a troubling surge in opioid use among pregnant women.