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Isolated and afraid: How the pandemic is changing pregnancy

Apr 03, 2020 - 4:06 PM

Asia is facing a second wave of COVID-19 infections and as cases spiral globally and half the planet on lockdown, women are having to give birth in unprecedented circumstances

A pregnant woman wears a face mask as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, as she waits for the bus in Bogota, on March 16, 2020. The Colombian government announced the indefinite suspension of face-to-face classes in public schools and universities as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 pandemic. Raul ARBOLEDA / AFP

Not enough evidence pregnant moms can pass coronavirus to unborn child – research

Mar 24, 2020 - 8:19 PM

There is no evidence yet that the coronavirus disease causes abnormalities to an unborn baby

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DepEd: 586 students got pregnant in last 6 months of 2019 in Northern Mindanao

Mar 11, 2020 - 12:16 PM

The education department says 'that is like 3 teenage student pregnancies each day'

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Indonesia official in hot water over 'pool pregnancy' claims

Feb 27, 2020 - 7:01 PM

A child protection commission member of Indonesia draws controversy and online ridicule after her unscientific comments to a major media outlet last week

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WATCH: Teen mothers strive to reclaim their future

Feb 27, 2020 - 3:07 PM

Despite the passage of the Reproductive Health Law in 2012, there are still around 150,000 adolescent-led families that lack support

[PODCAST] Making Space: Children having children

Feb 14, 2020 - 1:31 PM

What can be done about the alarming rates of adolescent pregnancies in the Philippines? We explore the topic with insights from Oxfam Pilipinas' Erika Geronimo.

Lawmaker ‘optimistic’ current Congress will pass teen pregnancies prevention bill

Jan 25, 2020 - 10:32 PM

Meanwhile, long-time resource person Carolyn Sobritchea from the UP Center for Women's and Gender Studies thinks there are still challenges at the educational and local government levels

CHILDREN HAVING CHILDREN. The National Demographic and Health Survey in 2017 reported that 1 out of 10 women aged 15-19 have begun childbearing. Photo by Michelle Abad/Rappler

Pain and promise: Journey of a millennial first-time mom

Jan 04, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Hearing my daughter’s first cry instantly transformed my world. Having gone through hell, I was inexplicably happy.

Culion winning fight vs teenage pregnancies through education, health

Dec 29, 2019 - 2:05 PM

'We are surprised that they have a very low teenage pregnancy rate in Culion considering they are composed of islands which make it hard to monitor,' says Chi Vallido of the Forum for Family Planning and Development

UNSPOILED. Shiok Island in Culion, Palawan. Shutterstock.com

Kryz Uy and Slater Young are expecting

Dec 01, 2019 - 2:52 PM

Congrats to the happy couple!

CONGRATS! Baby number one is on its way for the young couple. Screenshot from Kryz Uy's vlog

'I'm going to be a mommy!': Anne Curtis shares details of pregnancy

Nov 11, 2019 - 4:33 PM

'It's been quite a journey'

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Rape, incest and inequality – the other reasons for teen pregnancies

Nov 11, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Sex education isn’t only about what body part goes where. It is about teaching boundaries and protecting those boundaries by distinguishing between a good touch and a bad touch.

Rappler Talk: Juan Antonio Perez III on the state of teen pregnancy in the Philippines

Nov 06, 2019 - 7:09 AM

Rappler speaks with Population and Development Undersecretary Juan Antonio Perez III about teenage pregnancy, education and social protection of young parents, and reproductive health in the country

[OPINION] We need to tackle the pregnancy crisis

Nov 04, 2019 - 3:06 PM

'Fornication is not pleasing to the Lord,' we tell them. Well, these kids will gladly go to hell to be with their Romeos and Juliets.

Teenage pregnancy dragging PH economic growth – Pernia

Oct 24, 2019 - 9:36 AM

For the Philippines to bring down poverty incidence to just 14% by 2022, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says that the government should look into teenage pregnancy first

PopCom to Duterte: Declare teenage pregnancy as national emergency

Oct 23, 2019 - 8:09 PM

(UPDATED) Teenage pregnancy causes P33 billion in economic losses, and curbing it would lead to national development, says Commission on Population and Development Executive Director Juan Antonio Perez III

Executive Director of Commission on Population and Development Usec. Juan Antonio Perez lll deliver his message during launching the “No More Children Having Children” campaign, a ramped-up crusade for the passage of a law that addresses adolescent pregnancies in the Philippines at a press conference in Quezon City on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. According to data from the PSA, 24 babies are delivered by teenage mothers every hour. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] What if we called it birth control instead?

Oct 11, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Referring to birth control as ‘family planning methods’ sends the signal that these are only for people who are married and want to start a family – not for sexually-active young people who aren’t ready to get pregnant

#BabyBolz: Solenn Heussaff and Nico Bolzico are expecting

Aug 10, 2019 - 2:29 PM

The couple's first #BabyBolz is on the way!

Dani Barretto, Xavi Panlilio expecting first child

Jun 13, 2019 - 8:18 AM

'I never thought this kind of happiness was even possible,' Dani says in an Instagram post

CONGRATS! Dani Barretto is expecting. Photo from Dani Barretto's Instagram

Andi Eigenmann on staying healthy during pregnancy: 'It's never too late!'

Apr 25, 2019 - 10:38 AM

Andi gets candid in an Instagram post

EXPECTING. Andi Eigenmann opens up about the changes in her body as she hits the third trimester of her second pregnancy. Photo from Instagram.com/andieigengirl

Prince Harry, Meghan want baby's birth kept 'private'

Apr 11, 2019 - 6:21 PM

'The Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family,' the Buckingham Palace says in a statement

PRIVATE. Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a reception to mark the 50th Anniversary of the investiture of The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace in London on March 5, 2019. Photo by Dominic Lipinski/Pool/AFP

Saab Magalona is pregnant

Apr 08, 2019 - 10:46 PM

It's going to be Kuya Pancho Burrito from now on

CONGRATS, BACARROS. Pancho is going to be a kuya! Image from Saab's Instagram

Mega study confirms pregnant women can reduce risk of stillbirth by sleeping on their side

Apr 06, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The study has also confirmed that the risk of stillbirth associated with sleeping on the back applies to all pregnant women in the last trimester of pregnancy

DOCTOR'S ADVICE. Sleeping on the side is better for the baby. Image from Shutterstock, CC BY-SA

[OPINION] How to be a strong single mother

Mar 10, 2019 - 5:37 PM

Understand that single parenthood is a choice. The choice to be a good parent or to be a selfish person is a choice you make on a daily basis.

Number of teenage moms decreasing in Cordillera

Feb 27, 2019 - 10:03 PM

Non-governmental organizations are instrumental. The Forum for Family Planning and Development, for example, has joined forces with Benguet and Ifugao provinces for the campaign.

EDUCATING TEENS. Advocate Chi Vallido (in photo), along with Kevin de Vera of Forum for Family Planning and Development and Karen Gaqui of Dep-Ed Provincial Health Office, speak to teachers and students of Tublay School of Home on how to prevent teenage pregnancy. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Duchess Meghan expecting baby by beginning of May

Jan 15, 2019 - 8:45 AM

Clutching her growing baby bump on a visit in northwestern England, the glamorous former US television actress also says she does not know if she is expecting a boy or a girl

ROYAL COUPLE. Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, visit Tomorrow's Women Wirral - an organization that supports women in vulnerable circumstances, during their visit to Birkenhead, northwest England on January 14, 2019. Photo by Charlotte Graham/POOL/AFP)

De Lima seeks Senate probe into Baguio school's mandatory pregnancy tests

Dec 15, 2018 - 12:03 PM

Senator Leila de Lima says the policy of Pines City Colleges deprives women of their right to access education and 'proliferates the stigma against pregnancy'

CONTROVERSIAL POLICY. Pines City Colleges has been criticized by human rights groups over its mandatory pregnancy testing for students. Photo from Wikimapia


[OPINION | Dash of SAS] A right to say no to a pregnancy test

Dec 09, 2018 - 5:05 PM

Pregnancy is not a crime for you or me. Neither should it be a crime for students of Pines City Colleges.

No doctors, nurses, or painkillers: Surviving pregnancy in Venezuela

Nov 25, 2018 - 11:11 AM

Infant mortality rose 30% in 2016, with the deaths of 11,466 babies up to a year old, according to the latest Health Ministry figures

SCARE RESOURCES. A relative checks on a patient at a room of the University Hospital in Caracas on July 19, 2018. Rice, grains or pasta is the only diet for patients in the University Hospital in Caracas. Photo by Juan Barreto/AFP

[OPINION] Punishing the pregnant woman

Nov 20, 2018 - 4:00 PM

For its own sake, I suggest that Pines City College withdraw this discriminatory, judgmental and patronizing policy

Karel Marquez pregnant with 3rd child

Nov 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

This is her first baby with husband Sean Fariñas. Karel also has two children from a previous relationship.

NPC summons Pines City Colleges officers over data privacy in pregnancy testing

Nov 09, 2018 - 4:54 PM

The National Privacy Commission wants to confirm if Pines City Colleges is complying with the 'principles of transparency, legitimate purpose, and proportionality in accordance with law'

SUMMONED. Pines City Colleges image from Google Maps.

Baguio school says mandatory pregnancy tests meant to protect students

Nov 06, 2018 - 6:38 PM

Pines City Colleges is under fire for making pregnancy tests a requirement for dentistry, pharmacy, and nursing students before they can enroll

Self-lubricating latex could boost condom use – study

Oct 17, 2018 - 2:41 PM

Because the material has yet to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, the liquid-loving latex has yet to be tested during intercourse

Harry and pregnant Meghan get baby gifts, meet koalas Down Under

Oct 16, 2018 - 11:11 AM

This royal couple is on a 16-day tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Tonga

TOUR. Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan meet a koala named Ruby and its koala joey named Meghan after the Duchess of Sussex during a visit to Taronga Zoo in Sydney on October 16, 2018. Photo by Dean Lewins/AFP

Youth team addresses teen pregnancy in T'boli community

Oct 14, 2018 - 3:53 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Team TeenPUYOG empowered peer educators to engage T'boli youth on the prevention of teenage pregnancy

LJ Reyes expecting second child

Aug 28, 2018 - 8:51 AM

LJ and boyfriend Paolo Contis are expecting their first child together

Rochelle Pangilinan expecting first child

Aug 27, 2018 - 10:21 AM

'In HIS perfect time,' she writes

SOON, PARENTS. Rochelle Pangilinan and husband Arthur Solinap are expecting their first child together. Image from Rochelle Pangilinan's Instagram

DOH: Progestin subdermal implant doesn't induce abortion

Aug 24, 2018 - 6:54 PM

'The DOH strongly promotes the use of implants for couples who wish to space their pregnancies,' says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III

NON-ABORTIFACIENTS. The DOH says Progestin sub-dermal implants are non-abortifacient. Illustration by Shellete Gipa/Rappler

Miriam Quiambao expecting first child

Aug 19, 2018 - 2:34 PM

Miriam says she and husband Ardy Roberto had been praying for a child for the past 4 years

How backstreet abortionists terminate 7-month pregnancies

Aug 15, 2018 - 12:12 PM

Part 2: The methods used by backstreet abortionists in the Philippines are barbaric, as told by women who experienced it themselves

Eric Tai, wife Rona expecting first child

Aug 15, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Rona is 6 weeks pregnant

GMA 7 actress Rich Asuncion expecting first child

Aug 01, 2018 - 2:32 PM

Rich and husband Benj Mudie are going to be parents soon

Hontiveros sponsors bill to curb teen pregnancies

Jul 31, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Failure to address the issue of teenage pregnancy would be a 'lose-lose situation for everybody,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros

Andi Manzano expecting second child

Jul 27, 2018 - 8:10 PM

Andi is 14 weeks pregnant with her and GP Reyes' second child

Nathalie Hart is pregnant

Jul 25, 2018 - 6:43 PM

The actress says she's 4 months pregnant

[Two Pronged] Pregnant with my boss' child and he isn't ready for marriage

Jun 24, 2018 - 10:45 AM

She's 7 months pregnant with the baby of her boss. She wants to get married but he says he's not ready.

New Zealand prime minister gives birth to healthy baby girl

Jun 21, 2018 - 3:43 PM

It is the first child for the 37-year-old and her 40-year-old partner Clarke Gayford, with the new arrival weighing in at 3.3 kilograms

MOTHER. In this file photo, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford announce to the press that they are expecting their first child, in Auckland on January 19, 2018. File photo by Diego Opatowski /AFP

Bianca Gonzalez, JC Intal expecting baby number 2

May 30, 2018 - 2:24 PM

Lucia is going to be an ate!

Bossa nova singer Sitti Navarro is pregnant

May 29, 2018 - 6:43 PM

Sitti and husband Joey Ramirez are expecting their first child