Gestational diabetes is diagnosed when women have elevated levels of sugar in their blood during pregnancy. But there’s no international threshold.
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.
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.
An immigrant woman shows the footprints of her daughter who was born in the in the U.S.
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Researchers found stark differences in child mental health and infant mortality rates, depending on whether immigrant mothers were covered by inclusive policies or not.
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We don't know much about fear during childbirth and its effects on outcomes for women and their newborns in the United States.
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One of the key times women need reliable contraception is soon after they give birth. But they often have a hard time getting long-acting reversible methods, like IUDs and contraceptive implants.
No mother wants to pass a disease to her child.
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New York’s achievements have provided a beacon of hope as well as a road map that has been successfully tailored to the needs of resource-poor settings throughout the world.
Medical support is one of the things that makes birth safer.
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Home births are on the up but hospitals still matter.
The UK came 24th in a recent study of the best places to be a mother.
Save The Children's latest State of the World's Mothers report highlights the impact of rising inequality on maternal deaths.
Any information about birthing women are exposed to influences their expectations long before they directly receive maternity care.
Medical intervention in birth is normalised by both maternity care providers and all kinds of media. Our research shows information about the benefits of natural birth help women make better choices.
Many hospitals are carrying out caesareans before 39 weeks despite official guidelines.
Hospitals provide much-needed medical care and treatment for women who run into difficulty in childbirth. But many women and babies have medical intervention and treatment without good reason. We’ve become…
Research has shown benefits to mothers and babies when fathers are involved.
We all have different expectations about how involved dads should be during pregnancy and childbirth. In the UK, it’s generally seen as a good thing and research is now beginning to show that it matters…
Queensland maternity care providers discriminate against women on the basis of their weight, researchers have found. A study…