Pregnancy – Arianne Elmy
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Pregnancy

Topics Discussed: Hard Pregnancies, Miscarriage, Post-Partum Depression, Lack of Insurance to Cover Complications due to Pregnancies, Lack of Paid Maternity Leave, Fatalities in Child Birth, Egg Freezing and IVF


The World Health Organization recommends at least 6 months of breastfeeding, which is challenging for working mothers without generous paid leave policies. U.S. — where paid maternal leave is optional. The only countries that do not mandate paid maternity leave are Papua New Guinea, Suriname, and the United States.


Interview With Sarah

Sarah Ross (Fashion Sales Consultant): Hard Pregnancy, Postpartum Depression, Maternity Leave

Nearly 31,000 pregnancy discrimination charges were filed with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission between 2010 and 2015


About 1 in 9 women experience symptoms of postpartum depression. Varies by state and race estimates can be as high as 1 in 5.

“PPD is also more common than preterm labor, low birth weight, pre-eclampsia and high blood pressure; in other words, PPD is the most common complication associated with pregnancy and childbirth.” 6 – Dr. Ruta Nonacs of Havard Medical School 

“More moms will suffer from PPD than men will be diagnosed with new cases of impotence (approx. 600,000) this year [in the united states alone]. Yet you wouldn’t know it, considering the overabundance of erectile dysfunction (ED) ads and people falling all over themselves to discuss ED openly.” – Katherine Stone


Interview With Lola

Lola Banjo (Innovation Partner): Fertility and Egg Freezing
Read her article here!


Young Adolescents face a higher risk of complications and death as a result of pregnancy than other women.


Interview With Lynn

Lyn Elmy (Labor and Delivery Nurse and School Nurse): Miscarriage and Pregnancy Complications



Miscarriage (also called early pregnancy loss) is when a baby dies in the womb (uterus) before 20 weeks of pregnancy. For women who know they’re pregnant, about 10 to 15 in 100 pregnancies (10 to 15 percent) end in miscarriage.  In the U.S. (however miscarriages and stillbirths are not systemically recorded, even in developed countries, suggesting that the numbers could be even higher).

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): The chance of having a full term, health weight baby per ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) cycle using fresh embryos from nondonor eggs is 21.3 percent for women younger than 35.



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