A Senate Report has put forward 16 recommendations to reduce rates of stillbirth in Australia targeting a 20% reduction in the rate within three years. We can do this by focusing on five practices.
HIV negative children born to women with HIV have a greater risk of dying before their first birthday.
Pre-eclampsia can be dangerous for expectant mothers, but there are ways to monitor and minimise the risks.
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.
A routine childbirth proves expensive and complicated. Insurance company adjustments, inconsistent billing and mystery costs flummoxed even a health policy expert and his wife, a teacher.
Tanzania would like more than 80%of births to be overseen by skilled health care providers
Each year an estimated 100 000 women have complications during childbirth which leave them with obstetric vaginal fistula.
Women's health in the months and years before they become pregnant can impact on their health during pregnancy and the baby's development, our new research shows.
Kenya spends millions treating women who have complications after unsafe abortions.
Politicians make sweeping statements on how to close the gap. But here's advice from people working directly with Indigenous communities who have evidence for what actually works.
Meningococcal is a rare but very serious infection that can lead to blood poisoning and brain infection. But no single vaccine protects against all the strains.
Parental well-being is being adversely affected by baby advice which isn't backed by evidence.
There are two common medications that prevent preterm birth – and poor black women often can't access either one.
Free maternal services introduced in Kenya in 2013 had the immediate impact of increasing access. But it exposed a divide in which the richest 20% of women were the biggest beneficiaries.
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.
Although the number of children conceived through in vitro fertilisation born with abnormalities remains extremely low, a recent study in Kenya shows that the risk of genetic disorders is higher.
Breastfeeding has many health benefits for both baby and mother. But it can also can be difficult to sustain exclusively without support.
Strong political support, community engagement and effective strategies can improve access to family planning in developing countries.
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.
Antenatal care is a vital time for both mother and unborn baby. It promotes and establishes good health before childbirth and after delivery.