Encouraging your baby to be active can improve their health in other areas too.
When World War II struck, the British government evacuated women to hospitals in the countryside to give birth – and the change still affects maternity care today.
Circumcising newborn boys could increase their risk of cot death, here's why.
How do women decide how many children to have and when to have them? The data reveal a few major patterns.
Our eyes don't grow much at all – but when we're very young, we still need to learn how to see.
Vegan diets can come with significant risks for babies if not planned and supplemented very carefully.
Formula feeding has been linked to higher weight gain in children. But parents who are formula feeding their babies can take measures to promote healthy weight gain.
Stillbirths affect many women but the science of finding out which pregnancies are at risk hasn't moved on as much as you would think.
China wants its citizens to have more children. But they are reluctant to.
Most dads aren't taking shared parental leave – new research reveals why.
Mothers who cannot breastfeed are absolutely not failing, rather, they are being failed.
It’s very difficult to measure whether a conception was intended. But those data are vital to understanding women's choices.
The opioid crisis in the US has quadrupled the number of babies born addicted to drugs.
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.
An author picks her best reads for a scientific approach to raising children.
The surrogacy industry needs international regulation to stop the exploitation of women's bodies.
A philosopher's take on the ethics of products that allow parents to lighten the skin colour of their unborn baby.
American support of the formula industry comes at the cost of the health and lives of Black and brown babies, at home and abroad.