Pregnant and stuck on a ship in the middle of the virus pandemic

World Jul 9, 2020

Pregnant and stuck on a ship in the middle of the virus pandemic

Like thousands of other seafarers, Karika Neethling wanted to get home as the coronavirus pandemic convulsed the cruise industry in March. Her anxiety grew more desperate when she learned she was pregnant. But for nearly three months, the 27-year-old South African was caught in a ...

Guidelines for new prenatal tests in Japan revised to expand availability

National Jun 21, 2020

Guidelines for new prenatal tests in Japan revised to expand availability

Noninvasive prenatal testing will be made available at a wider range of medical institutions if revised guidelines win health ministry approval, the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology said Saturday. The organization revised the guidelines on the prenatal testing to allow smaller medical institutions, such ...

Midwives seek to ease expectant mothers' worries amid pandemic

National Apr 13, 2020

Midwives seek to ease expectant mothers' worries amid pandemic

A midwives group in Japan has been offering free online parenting lectures to expectant mothers and their spouses to ease concern amid the cancellation of face-to-face classes due to the coronavirus outbreak. The online classes, which substitute for lectures usually provided by local health authorities, ...