The selfie that (according to Jonathan Jones) would ‘turn Titian on’.
If Kim Kardashian is being peddled to us as both art and feminism, we – and she – are in really dire straits.
New research into iodine tablets suggests the case for giving them to all pregnant women is compelling.
Technology helps but human assistance is crucial.
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Childbirth is a time of increased vulnerability and mothers and babies need support.
It could be that high levels of social disadvantage are what are actually being measured and smoking is a marker of this inequality.
Awareness campaigns encourage perfectionism and unwarranted personal responsibility for events over which new mums may have little control.
Fear-based messages from practitioners and awareness campaigns encourage perfectionism and unwarranted personal responsibility for events over which new mums may have little control.
Knowledge is power. And IVF is expensive.
Clinics aren't compelled to disclose their success rates, so it's impossible to compare all clinics. Even when they do, the pretty graphs on clinic websites can be difficult to understand.
The majority of women stop drinking in their second trimester.
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Around 40% of Australian women drink alcohol while pregnant, despite medical guidelines recommending they don't.
Out of the picture.
Young men are being forgotten when it comes to teenage pregnancy but helping them share responsibility could have a big impact.
Many Australians may not be as lucky with their IVF treatment as joyful new mum Sonia Kruger.
From "Joyful new mum Sonia Kruger" to the "back-to-front love story" of sperm donor romance, IVF patients across the country are being told their fairy tale ending is just an embryo transfer away.
Two-thirds of mothers who had mental health problems in their teens and 20s also had postnatal depression.
Postnatal depression affects around one in six women. In this sense, it's the most common complication of pregnancy.
In both of photographer Annie Leibovitz’s shots, deviance is synonymous with beauty.
Caitlyn Jenner evokes Demi Moore's controversial 1991 Vanity Fair cover shoot, done when pregnancy was something to be hidden.
The risk of a woman dying from a road accident is approximately 25 times that of death from a pill-related clot.
Newer contraceptive pills pose a higher risk of serious blood clots, says a study published in the BMJ today. The finding isn't new, but it may be cause for a different kind of concern.
Diabetic women are at greater risk of still births, miscarriages and delivery problems.
A British woman has become the first diabetic to give birth naturally using an artificial pancreas.
Creams and lotions can’t prevent stretch marks but may help them fade.
Most women get them. Some men get them. Few people welcome them. Stretch marks, or stria distensae, are scars that appear when the skin is stretched beyond its elastic limit.
Adequate nutrition in utero is key to lifelong health.
Pregnant women get all kinds of advice but reliable, evidence-based information on what they should eat for their good health as well as that of their developing child is often sorely missing.
For certain members of the community, catching flu can lead to severe illness or death.
It’s that time of year again when scientists and doctors make predictions about the impending flu season and we must decide whether to go out and get the flu vaccine.
Freeze your eggs or free your career?
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The shift towards late motherhood – commonly defined as motherhood after 35 – is often presented as a story of progress and technological liberation from the biological clock. The narrative goes something…
A foetus is not ‘a person’, court rules.
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A young girl born with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is not entitled to criminal injuries compensation from her mother drinking excessively while pregnant, the Court of Appeal has decided. It was alleged…
Can cause behavioural problems in children later on.
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Women smoking while pregnant has been an uncomfortable reality for decades. Whatever the reason – whether a lack of concern about the risk, belief it’s too hard to quit or even reports that a resultant…
Not recommended. But criminal?
Lars Kristian Flem
A story of a woman who drank a half-bottle of vodka and eight cans of strong lager daily during pregnancy and gave birth to a disabled child that ended up in foster care, was certain to stir up emotion…