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Similar to older adults and people with underlying medical conditions, pregnant people face a greater risk for severe illness from COVID-19 than the general public. This week on “The Toll,” WBFO’s Kyle Mackie reports the story of an Amherst woman who contracted COVID-19 during her last week of pregnancy earlier this summer.

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Behind the masks, the safety suits, the face shields and all of the rest of the personal protective equipment that protects those who provide patient care in these COVID-19 days, are the nurses who provide the core care for the rising ranks of patients.

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With New York's death rate for new mothers nearly doubling in very recent years, Albany has convened experts from across the state as the Maternal Mortality Advisory Council to figure out what is going on.

New York State Department of Health

The New York State Health Department has launched a campaign to raise awareness around addiction treatment services available to pregnant women. The health department wants women to know “it's OK to ask for help” and that their doctors can help treat addiction.

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How do you help mothers and babies in need? One door at a time. Here’s how a local agency does it.

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On Thursday, WBFO airs the latest feature from Avery Schneider and the Health and Wellness News Desk. He spoke with Morning Host Jay Moran for a preview of the story on the Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network's Community Health Worker Outreach Program.

Tackling Buffalo’s high teen pregnancy rate

Feb 8, 2018
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A new program was launched Wednesday to reduce high teen pregnancy rates in Erie County.  HOPE Buffalo is in collaboration with United Way and the Erie County Health Department.

Queen Mary University of London

With increasing numbers of higher-risk older pregnant women, there's a new test available for those concerned about Down syndrome.

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Expectant mothers in Niagara Falls are finding an improved model of prenatal care by monitoring their own health and sharing the experience of pregnancy.

Catholic Charities

If your family is expecting a new arrival or has a younger member already running around, your next outing could be a mix of fun and education.

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Wednesday night’s meeting of the Buffalo School Board was not without its share of arguments. A vote on whether or not to offer condoms to high school students brought sex, disease, and morals to the table.

On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Lindy Korn talks about legal issues and protections relating to pregnant women in the workplace.

A high percentage of women of child-bearing age are in the workforce.  On this week's edition of You and the Law, WBFO's Mike Desmond talks with attorney Lindy Korn talks about pregnancy discrimination.