Australia's college of obstetricians has warned pregnant women against kissing their toddlers on the mouth or sharing food because of the risk of cytomegalovirus (CMV). But is this advice useful?
A major study that analysed data from hundreds of pregnancies found that sleeping on the back during the final trimester increased the risk of stillbirth 2.6 times.
Our new research has discovered what gives human sperm the strength to succeed in the race to fertilise the egg – and it's all to do with their tails.
In most states, employers aren't required to accommodate the unique needs of pregnant women except in limited circumstances.
Sarah and Donna are 26 weeks pregnant and have the same blood sugar levels. But while Donna is diagnosed with gestational diabetes, Sarah is spared from the label. It comes down to where she lives.
Sen. Warren is proposing universal child care as a way to rein in the soaring costs of raising a family. A sociologist explains what’s driving the trend.
Thousands of Australian men have vasectomies each year. These surgeries are successful in more than 99% of cases.
Added to the complications of dealing with such a unique type of loss, is the fact that many people feel uncomfortable talking about personal issues with their colleagues.
Nine months is a long time to have sore feet but these easy remedies can ease the pain.
Women of all walks of life have abortions: married, single, child-free, and mothers. New research shows what's happening in their life when they do.
If you're one of the one in six Australian couples experiencing infertility, you've probably thought about IVF. Here's a step by step breakdown of how it all works.
Five out of five experts agree running during pregnancy is OK.
The 'egg timer' blood test reveals the quantity of eggs women have, not the quality, which declines with age. It's also expensive and can give false low readings.
Traditional belief has held that the underlying cause of miscarriage can be found in mothers, but half of recurrent miscarriages have another cause.
New study finds a link between tea drinking during pregnancy and smaller babies.
How do women decide how many children to have and when to have them? The data reveal a few major patterns.
If women don't have access to quality emergency surgery, they can develop dibilitating complications such as fistula.
Did you ever consider that human beings might have a breeding season? Birth seasonality exists – and has interesting implications for childhood disease outbreaks.
The UK is lagging behind the rest of the world when it comes to preventing harm caused by drinking during pregnancy.
Muslim women in the UK don't feel able to discuss their healthcare needs because of fears of islamaphobia.