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.
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.