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The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved changes to a bill, SB18, that would ban prison guards from shackling pregnant inmates. The amended legislation would eliminate the practice for an entire pregnancy instead of just the third trimester, which was the original proposal.

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A once rare and potentially deadly condition among pregnant women is becoming more common. Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center are trying to pinpoint a cause and develop a treatment.

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The Pregnant Workers Act becomes law in Kentucky on June 27. It was passed as Senate Bill 18 on the final day of the 2019 Kentucky General Assembly session and is expected to impact thousands of local businesses in Northern Kentucky.

A group of Democratic and Republican senators want to prohibit the use of restraints, such as shackles or handcuffs, on pregnant inmates once they've reached their third trimester.

Ceera Moseby is a first-time mom and due early next year. Her pregnancy has been smooth so far. Still, the young, healthy Indianapolis woman has cause for concern.

“Me being a black woman, I am higher risk for death in that hospital," the 20-year-old said.

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Many mothers who experience postpartum depression and anxiety now seek professional help. But when it comes to their mental health during preconception and pregnancy, some women suffer in silence.

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Fewer women are having babies now than ever before, according to a CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) report that came out this month. 

Educating New Mothers About Breastfeeding And WIC

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Breastfeeding is a personal choice that has some known health benefits for the baby and mother; however, it can draw strong opinions from family, friends and the public. Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) – a special supplemental nutrition program for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk – can help low-income women with breastfeeding education, nutritional needs and overall health.

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In Hamilton County, nearly one in five pregnancies is spaced less than one year apart. But the amount of time between a woman’'s pregnancies has a dramatic impact on infant vitality. A pregnancy conceived less than 12 months after a previous pregnancy is nearly twice as likely to result in preterm birth. A pregnancy conceived less than six months after a previous pregnancy is nearly three times as likely to result in an infant death.

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One in nine babies in the United States is born premature. That's according to 2012 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cincinnati Children's Hospital researchers think they may have found a way to help prevent pregnancy complications like stillbirth or prematurity.

In a somewhat counter-intuitive step, doctors theorize that blocking, or refocusing, a woman's immune cells could be the answer.

NOTE: This show originally aired May 6, 2014

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