pregnancy

Politics and Government
9:51 am
Sat March 7, 2015

Bill Would Penalize Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs

Pregnant women who use drugs could face criminal penalties under a measure working its way through the Oklahoma Senate.

SB 559 would change the definition of assault to include the illegal use of a narcotic drug by a child's mother while the mother is pregnant. A woman found guilty would face a misdemeanor charge, possibly 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.

  However, if the child dies as a result of the drug use, the assault would be considered a felony and the woman would face a prison sentence of not more than five years and a $500 fine.

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Health
6:33 am
Sun February 22, 2015

Oklahoma Receives $10.6 Million In US grants For Program To Help Pregnant Women

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More than $10.6 million in federal grants has been awarded to support home visiting services to women during pregnancy and to parents with young children in Oklahoma.

The grants were announced Thursday by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell.

Burwell says home visits by a nurse, social worker or early childhood educator during pregnancy and in the first years of life can make a tremendous difference in the lives of children and their families.

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture
2:29 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Using Science To Blame Mothers

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Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 12:45 pm

In a commentary published earlier this month in Nature, Harvard professor Sarah S. Richardson and six co-authors caution scientists, journalists and the public against drawing hasty conclusions from findings concerning epigenetic effects on human development.

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Pregnancy
9:32 am
Fri February 21, 2014

High Risk Pregnancy Center Opening In Oklahoma City

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The University of Oklahoma physicians group is scheduled to open a new center for high-risk expectant mothers next week.

The OU Prenatal Diagnostic Center will open Monday in Oklahoma City. It'll be located on the first floor of the Children's Hospital atrium on the OU Health Sciences campus.

With the center's debut, expectant mothers will have access to pediatric surgeons, cardiologists, urologists and neonatologists. 

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Teen Pregnancy
8:37 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Second Child: One-fifth of Oklahoma Teen Births

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A new report shows that more than one in five births to teen mothers in Oklahoma between ages 15 and 19 is a second birth.

State health officials on Thursday released details from the report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that shows Oklahoma is one of just eight states with a repeat teen birth higher than 20 percent. The report notes the national rate is a little more than 18 percent.

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