Fathers are important for children starting from the very beginning of life, but few early parenting resources are available for men. Two scholars who recently studied this explain what they found.
Pregnant women should get the flu shot to protect themselves, and their child for the first 6 months of life.
Depression can have a profound impact on mothers and their children. But women often have no idea that they have depression – nor do their medical providers.
First study to look at binge eating during pregnancy and the long-term outcome for mother and child.
New study in mice shows that omega-3 in mother protects babies' gut health for life.
The number of births in the US is down 2 percent. That pops the country's 'fertility bubble' – and brings numbers closer in line with peer countries.
We recorded the first scientific evidence that having a baby affects women's voices.
Is telling pregnant women to simply abstain really the best advice?
The FDA recently issued a draft guidance for testing drugs in pregnant women. Here's why it's a good thing.
Folic acid in pregnancy – and the gene which explains why the benefits may differ.
Discoveries as a result of ongoing research on malaria in pregnant women in Papua are helping to develop better treatments to fight the disease.
Domestic violence in pregnancy not only causes distress and trauma for the mother, it also poses serious risks for the baby's health and development.
Many women experience emotional responses to an abortion, which are normal reactions to a significant event. These are not to be confused with ongoing, serious mental-health issues such as PTSD.
Women's health in the months and years before they become pregnant can impact on their health during pregnancy and the baby's development, our new research shows.
Giving pregnant mothers the flu vaccine protected their babies from getting the flu in the first six months of life.
Childhood trauma impacts women's health and can be passed from parent to child. New research shows that when new mothers feel supported, the risk of pregnancy complications is reduced.
Some experts fret that the US birthrate is on the decline. That might not be so surprising, when the cost of having children in the US has grown exponentially since the 1960s.
Mozambique has one of the highest maternal death rates in the world. Researchers hope to reduce this, with an ambitious project aimed at empowering women and girls.
Women often express a fear of giving birth en route to the hospital, and these fears have some basis.
Pregnant women and new mothers who feel totally powerless are taking their own lives in increasing numbers in Nepal. More mental health training for local midwives is needed.