Taking the placenta as a case study, researchers are able to piece together how new organs evolve, by repurposing old tissues and using them to do new jobs.
Fish oil capsules are marketed as prenatal supplements to improve brain development in children. But now top quality evidence suggests they won't make any difference in women eating a balanced diet.
Family, friends and even strangers are judging pregnant women's and new mothers' behaviour.
Childbirth in the U.S. can be dangerous and dehumanizing. An ob/gyn who traveled recently to India to review childbirth there says the U.S. and India fall short in similar ways.
Owning a cat during pregnancy has been linked with later mental health problems in the child. But moggies may have been unfairly maligned.
If you're planning to become a parent, better lifestyle habits can reduce the risk of obesity in your children.
Unlike Beyoncé, a group of Australian women documenting their own pregnancies captured mundane images of track pants, barren wardrobes and self-portraits in a bathroom mirror.
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?