A study focusing on the relationship between climate and pregnancy was undertaken by Sabrina Mc-Cormick, PhD, Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.
The research found that pregnant women are vulnerable to the effects of extreme heat linked to climate change. In situations where the mother does not have access to prenatal health, in particular, extreme heat affects both her and the baby. Exposure to temperature extremes can negatively impact birth outcomes.
Read more about ‘Heat Exposure and Maternal Health in the Face of Climate Change’, in this GW article: