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.
Breastfeeding isn't easy, and that's ok – new parents can handle the truth.
Depression can have a profound impact on mothers and their children. But women often have no idea that they have depression – nor do their medical providers.
Here's how common it is to develop mental health problems in pregnancy or in the first year after birth.
In the past, running for political office and being a mother were seemingly incompatible. A scholar of gender and politics explains why times are changing.
It's 40 years since the birth of Louise Brown, the world's first test tube baby. But our long read explains how infertility has a much longer history.
It's critical to understand how mothers from all backgrounds navigate obstacles within the city as part of their daily lives.
This penalty can amount to more than 15 percent of a mom's paycheck. Ramping up paid maternity leave and high-quality child care would probably help narrow the gap.
Removing the stigma around flexible working can also remove some of the unconscious biases that work against mothers.
At less than 2 years old, children of mothers with increasing depressive symptoms can show signs of added stress and quicker cellular aging.
Women who were a healthy weight before pregnancy should aim to gain between 11.5 and 16 kilograms during pregnancy.
New research has found mums can expect to experience cognitive changes during pregnancy.
At the Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey assured girls that the harassment scandals of 2017 will eventually lead to a brighter future. But deep workplace issues will have to be addressed first.
Not much attention has been given to how mothers who want to attend workshops and conferences are supported. This simple intervention can boost the presence of women in science.
Having a baby could provide even more motivation.
Inequality across the domestic sphere – housework and parenting – jeopardises relationship quality.
Policymakers can get more for their money when planing incentives for mothers to work.
The singer has been criticised for 'fetishising' motherhood. But by disrupting stereotypes she is striking a major blow for black women.
Why is it all about mom? Fathers want to be more involved in their children's lives, but are limited by public policy and social institutions. This is a bad deal for dads, kids and moms alike.