International Journal of

Womens Health and WellnessISSN: 2474-1353


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510123

Imbalances Caused by SARS-CoV-2 during Pregnancy: Considerations for Long-Term Obstetric and Gynecological Care

Joao Victor Farias da Silva, MSc and Valdeci Elias dos Santos Jr, PhD

Article Type: Commentary | First Published: June 30, 2021

SARS-CoV-2, responsible for the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2 and the current pandemic, is one of seven species of coronavirus that infect humans and is among the three that are potentially fatal. Its pathophysiology, although not fully understood, has been characterized by causing immunological imbalance, inflammatory storm, tissue damage with pulmonary impairment and potential dysfunction of multiple organs and disorders in the coagulation system. Even after the ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510122

Level of Awareness on Menstrual Health among University Students in Mauritius

Azraa Jadwat, Uzma Bibi Bassa, Anastachia Rungusumy and Mahesh Shumsher Rughooputh

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 30, 2021

Menstruation is an important constituent of a female’s reproductive health and wellbeing. With the ease of access to information on the web and modern culture and practiced norms, the biopsychosocial aspects of menstrual health are changing. The objective of this study is to know the level of awareness of menstrual health among university students based in Mauritius and identify aspects that could be addressed to promote menstrual health. A randomized sample of 658 students (507 females, 151 m...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510120

Running Behaviors in a Convenience Sample of Pregnant Women: A Descriptive Study

Jennifer Huberty, PhD RYT, Mariah Sullivan, Jeni Green, MS, Anna M. Gorczyca, PhD, Jenn Leiferman, PhD and Kisti Fuller

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 24, 2021

No studies have described running behavior in pregnant women who self-identify as runners despite the benefits of moderate to vigorous activity during pregnancy. The purpose of this study was to learn more about behaviors, barriers, and advice health care providers (HCPs) offered regarding running during their pregnancy. The study was cross-sectional with national recruitment using internet-based strategies. Eligible women (N = 189) completed an online survey that assessed their health (i.e., he...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510119

Using Facebook Ads to Promote Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines Specific to Reproductive and Menopausal Aged Women

Leigh Ann Richardson, MPH, Jessica LC Sapp DrPH and Jennifer L Sedillo, PhD

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: April 21, 2021

The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of Facebook ads for reaching women of reproductive and menopausal ages to promote specific nutrition and physical activity recommendations for pregnancy or menopause. This descriptive research study used Facebook ads and posts to deliver an online health campaign. The Healthy Adaptations for Life campaign was administered from October 2019 to November 2019. Four Facebook ads were delivered to three target audiences: 1) Women, 18 to 39 years old, loca...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510118

Breastfeeding Initiation among Women with Chronic Hypertension

Leandro Cordero, MD, Michael R Stenger, MD, Mark B Landon, MD and Craig A Nankervis, MD

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: January 30, 2021

Chronic hypertension (CHTN) affects 1-1.5% of all pregnant women and approximately one third require antihypertensive medications (meds) before pregnancy or during the first 20 weeks of gestation. To determine breastfeeding (BF) initiation rates of women with CHTN and their association with pregestational body mass index (BMI kg/m2). Retrospective study of 111 women with CHTN requiring meds and 206 with CHTN not requiring medication (without meds) who delivered at ≥ 34 weeks of gestation. Inte...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510117

A Qualitative Study to Understand Cervical Cancer Awareness and Prevention among African Immigrant Women (AIW) in Iowa City, Iowa

Toluwani Elizabeth Adekunle, Maysa Ahmed and Rima Afifi

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: January 30, 2021

This study aimed at assessing cervical cancer awareness and prevention among 21-65 year-old African immigrant women (AIW) in Iowa City, Iowa. Specifically, we queried about barriers and facilitators to the uptake of Papanicolaou screening, women’s knowledge of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), and acceptance of the HPV vaccine for their children. This was a qualitative study that included a total of 39 AIW. Twelve women were interviewed and 27 women participated in two FGDs. The FGDs included S...

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