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.
New WHO guidelines warn that medicalisation of birth is creating a lack of choice for birthing women.
Two people have died after eating rockmelon contaminated with listeria. A total of ten cases have been confirmed in NSW, Queensland and Victoria between Jan 17 and Feb 9, and more are expected.
Certain mechanisms that occur as a result of an immune response during an illness in pregnancy could impact a child's brain development. And more studies are showing a relationship between the two.
Tokophobia is a pathological fear of pregnancy and can lead to avoidance of childbirth.
The placenta could hold the answers to why HIV positive women report higher rates of premature deliveries.
BBC's Call the Midwife is a celebration of working class women's labour. In its frank, but sweet, discussion of childbirth, it has much in common with fairy tales.
How should pregnant women make sense of the diverse risks and benefits of caesarean versus vaginal delivery?
At less than 2 years old, children of mothers with increasing depressive symptoms can show signs of added stress and quicker cellular aging.
Tanzania's laws about forcing girls to leave school if they're pregnant are out-dated and miss the point.
Women who were a healthy weight before pregnancy should aim to gain between 11.5 and 16 kilograms during pregnancy.
New research has found mums can expect to experience cognitive changes during pregnancy.
Under a California law, faith-based crisis pregnancy centers must post signs with information about family planning services. The centers say it violates their First Amendment rights.
Pregnancy is often mentioned as a treatment or a 'cure' for endometriosis. Pregnancy may suppress the symptoms of endometriosis, but it is not a cure.
The US and Canada began fortifying flour with folic acid in the late 90s. More than 70 countries followed suit, but not the UK.
A chemical found in products as diverse as fireworks and food packaging, perchlorate can interfere with thyroid function as well as foetal brain development.
Cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy and fragile X syndrome are serious diseases, and most couples carrying the genetic mutations for these don't know it. Should they all be tested?
Incontinence is frighteningly common.
Some patients might be offered IVF who don’t actually need it, and some might be offered repeated cycles of treatment, even when they aren’t likely to succeed.