A recent study found that a woman's blood pressure before pregnancy can help predict her child's gender. And it's not the only indicator.
Hyperemesis gravidarum causes severe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Even though it affects up to 3 percent of pregnancies, research about its causes and treatments is sparse.
Depression after pregnancy has been studied for a while, but less attention has been paid to depression during pregnancy, which occurs in one in 10 women. Here are some reasons it should be treated.
Oral health care is safe and important for women who would like to be pregnant and for those who are.
Epigenetics may explain why children of mothers who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to use substances later in life.
Anti-ageing cosmetics are common and many contain forms of vitamin A, but are there any risks using vitamin A on your skin during pregnancy?
In pregnancy, immune cells help the uterus tolerate and nurture the embryo despite it carrying foreign genes from the father. In most women, suppressing immunity will likely cause more harm than good.
Why research into male contraception keeps hitting the buffers.
Fear of perineal tearing is common as women prepare for childbirth. A simple warm pack can ease pain, prevent physical trauma and aid in recovery after your baby is born.
Overweight women have a higher risk of delivering biologically older babies who are are more susceptible to age-related conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes in later life.
Taking antidepressants during pregnancy is linked with various health issues, but stopping taking antidepressants can be even more problematic.
The clinical committee reviewing obstetrics services for the federal government's Medicare review said suicide is one of the leading causes of maternal death in Australia. Is that true?
Does the growth of 'freebirthing' mean that women are rejecting professional advice? Or is there something else going on?
Delivering twins is a balance between preventing pregnancy complications and the dangers of prematurity. New research suggests there is an optimum time.
It can be hard to eat a balanced diet when you are suffering from nausea and vomiting. You may only feel like oranges, hot chips, lemonade, ice blocks and pizza.
The growing problem of pregnancy discrimination has received barely any attention on the campaign trail or among researchers, possibly because it disproportionately affects poor women.
Some of the headlines are alarming but pregnant women and their doctors should not change their current use of paracetamol on the basis of this paper.
Physicians like me are learning about Zika along with our patients. This takes a dose of humility on our part and an understanding from our patients that we learn something new every single day.
New research has found a commonly used method of preventing early or pre-term birth (delivery of a baby before 37 weeks) may in fact be causing more to occur, and leading to further problems.
Are there other risks and complications associated with pregnancy and childbirth in your 50s and 60s – or even your 40s?