Teenagers, unmarried women and migrants are among those missing out on antenatal care in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, according to new Australian research.
Rays caught unintentionally by fishing trawlers often spend time on deck before being returned to the ocean. New research shows the stress of this experience affects pregnant rays, and their babies.
A study has shown an association between antidepressants in pregnancy and risk to the baby. But there are many factors to consider if deciding whether to stay on an antidepressant if you're pregnant.
Research shows thyroid hormone, which is required for brain development in all vertebrates, is severely affected by chemicals present in our everyday cleaning products, clothing and cookware.
Women need to be given more information about pelvic floor health during and after pregnancy.
Thinking about trying for a baby? Then now is the time for you and your partner to "spring clean" your food and lifestyle habits.
Cigarette smoking kills about 480,000 Americans annually and costs nearly US$170 billion in health care each year. Is it time we considered financial incentives to help people quit?
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?