There are two common medications that prevent preterm birth – and poor black women often can't access either one.
Most pregnant women are aware of the advice to quit smoking, avoid alcohol, and fear soft cheese, but much less is done to avoid stress during pregnancy, despite its harms.
Women who don't get enough to eat while pregnant face a high risk of developing common mental illnesses like depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after giving birth.
The new study on birth defects and vitamin B3 has important implications, but researchers didn't actually give any of this vitamin to humans.
If something goes wrong in pregnancy, a boy baby is more likely to be born malnourished or stillborn than a girl. This may have an evolutionary basis.
We may be heading for a future where it will be considered immoral to have a child with a partner who isn't 'genetically compatible'.
A new evolutionary perspective on what's been a medical paradox: Why does the body use inflammation to regulate aspects of pregnancy when inflammation is also a big threat to pregnancy?
After a miscarriage or stillbirth, pregnancy can involve intense fear and anxiety for many women. More sensitive health information could help.
A new paper published today has reported a small increase in the number of children born with autism from mothers who were using antidepressant medication while pregnant.
The singer has been criticised for 'fetishising' motherhood. But by disrupting stereotypes she is striking a major blow for black women.
As womb transplants move from science fiction to science fact, we need to consider some ethical dilemmas.
Teenagers, unmarried women and migrants are among those missing out on antenatal care in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, according to new Australian research.
Rays caught unintentionally by fishing trawlers often spend time on deck before being returned to the ocean. New research shows the stress of this experience affects pregnant rays, and their babies.
A study has shown an association between antidepressants in pregnancy and risk to the baby. But there are many factors to consider if deciding whether to stay on an antidepressant if you're pregnant.
Research shows thyroid hormone, which is required for brain development in all vertebrates, is severely affected by chemicals present in our everyday cleaning products, clothing and cookware.
Women need to be given more information about pelvic floor health during and after pregnancy.
Thinking about trying for a baby? Then now is the time for you and your partner to "spring clean" your food and lifestyle habits.
Cigarette smoking kills about 480,000 Americans annually and costs nearly US$170 billion in health care each year. Is it time we considered financial incentives to help people quit?
Taking the placenta as a case study, researchers are able to piece together how new organs evolve, by repurposing old tissues and using them to do new jobs.
Fish oil capsules are marketed as prenatal supplements to improve brain development in children. But now top quality evidence suggests they won't make any difference in women eating a balanced diet.