It’s very difficult to measure whether a conception was intended. But those data are vital to understanding women's choices.
Better ante-natal care may not need more cash, just a smarter, consistent and more relatable way of making things work.
The opioid crisis in the US has quadrupled the number of babies born addicted to drugs.
Iron deficiency anaemia is an under-recognised condition, but one that can have serious health consequences.
Why some women choose to freeze their eggs.
Pre-eclampsia can be dangerous for expectant mothers, but there are ways to monitor and minimise the risks.
The precarious nature of housing and work for millennials is making motherhood more challenging.
A new wave of research is looking at how drugs we're already familiar with can be used in prenancy to improve outcomes for unborn babies.
Umbilical cord blood is not a waste product.
A new study warns that while active smoking is rare among pregnant women in developing countries, their exposure to secondhand smoke is a major public health crisis.
One in 4 US women receives an abortion sometime in her life. Who are the women who choose to end their pregnancies?
New data shows 73 pregnant women were detained for immigration reasons between July 2016 and November 2017.
Cliched comments like "it wasn’t meant to be" or "don't worry, you'll get pregnant" are hurtful and dismissive. Instead, acknowledge their loss, listen and let them grieve.
The Supreme Court struck down a California law requiring faith-based crisis pregnancy centers to post signs with information about family planning services.
The number of UK babies being born to surrogate mothers has risen by 255% in the past six years.
Fathers are important for children starting from the very beginning of life, but few early parenting resources are available for men. Two scholars who studied this explain their findings.
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.