The number of births in the US is down 2% – to what the CDC calls 'the lowest number of births in 32 years.' This drop brings the US more in line with its peers.
Research suggests that parents and babies communicate in remarkably similar ways despite striking variation in cultural practices.
Using a sing song voice helps babies tell the difference between words like 'mummy' or 'daddy'.
The WHO has called for the global scale-up of human milk banks.
Baby-led weaning won't necessarily make your child a less fussy eater, new research finds.
About 10% of pregnant women and 13% of women who have just given birth experience a mental illness.
Our new research has discovered what gives human sperm the strength to succeed in the race to fertilise the egg – and it's all to do with their tails.
Breastfeeding is not a logical choice based on some health benefit but an urge, an instinct.
Semi-identical or sesquizygotic twins occur when two sperm fertilise one egg. A boy and a girl in Brisbane are only the second set of semi-identical twins known in the world.
One of the concerns parents have if their baby needs surgery is whether the general anaesthetic will affect the child's developing brain. New research finds it won't.
Encouraging your baby to be active can improve their health in other areas too.
When World War II struck, the British government evacuated women to hospitals in the countryside to give birth – and the change still affects maternity care today.
Circumcising newborn boys could increase their risk of cot death, here's why.
How do women decide how many children to have and when to have them? The data reveal a few major patterns.
Our eyes don't grow much at all – but when we're very young, we still need to learn how to see.
Vegan diets can come with significant risks for babies if not planned and supplemented very carefully.
Formula feeding has been linked to higher weight gain in children. But parents who are formula feeding their babies can take measures to promote healthy weight gain.
Stillbirths affect many women but the science of finding out which pregnancies are at risk hasn't moved on as much as you would think.
China wants its citizens to have more children. But they are reluctant to.
Most dads aren't taking shared parental leave – new research reveals why.