Stillbirths, maternal deaths climb amid pandemic, studies find

Overwhelmed health systems and less access to care during the coronavirus pandemic worsened birth outcomes for expectant mothers and newborns around the world, an analysis of dozens of studies suggests.

Researchers from St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the U.K. published findings in The Lancet Global Health on Wednesday, with results drawing from 40 studies conducted from January 2020 through January 2021 on over 6 million pregnancies and…

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