Mothers are told to stop breastfeeding when taking certain medications – even if they won't harm their baby.
About 10% of pregnant women and 13% of women who have just given birth experience a mental illness.
New study finds that giving birth through an emergency caesarean increases the risk of developing postnatal depression in the first nine months after childbirth by about 15%.
The transition to parenthood comes with plenty of stress. A psychology researcher suggests that paid family leave could help lift some of the burden – with positive health benefits down the road.
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.
Breastfeeding isn't easy, and that's ok – new parents can handle the truth.
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.
Having a newborn can be rough, whether you're a mom or a dad. New research ties men's testosterone to their postpartum depression – with some surprising upsides for their partners.
The pressure on new mums can be overwhelming, but culturally they are expected to go it alone.
The quest to be a 'perfect' mother versus a 'good' mother may actually harm a mother’s parenting.
Why are some new parents wiping vaginal fluid all over their baby’s mouth, eyes, and skin?