Many people wrongly assume that cannabis use during pregnancy is safe. Research is increasingly documenting a host of serious health harms from prenatal exposure to cannabis and other substances.
Marriage on its own won’t do away with child poverty, and in fact it can create even more instability for low-income families.
Maternal mortality in the UK is the highest for decades - as a barometer for a nation’s health, this is a statistic we cannot ignore
Adolescent girls are more at risk during childbirth. Stigma and abuse by healthcare workers makes them less likely to seek medical care, putting their lives further in danger.
Food cravings during pregnancy are common, with studies reporting anywhere between 50% and 90% of pregnant women experience a food craving at least once during their pregnancy.
During pregnancy, the body’s capacity to regulate temperature changes. Here’s how to cool down and the overheating red flags to watch out for.
Changes around puberty and pregnancy can affect the function of genes influencing hair shape. And chemotherapy can cause hair to regrow in a different shape for the first few cycles of hair regrowth.
Preconception health refers to the many lifestyle changes you can make to benefit a future pregnancy.
Following a 30-year boy-to-girl birth rate imbalance, up to 800,000 ‘extra’ men born since the mid-1980s will be unable to find a South Korean woman to marry. That has big demographic consequences.
Our study found that before pregnancy, nine in ten women had low blood levels of many important vitamins.
We know nausea and vomiting is common all times of day during pregnancy. Calling it morning sickness contributes to the stigma and misunderstanding of the condition.
Women favour seeing the same health provider throughout pregnancy, in labour and after they have their baby – whether that’s via midwifery group practice, a private midwife or a private obstetrician.
Guidelines on mental health during pregnancy and after birth emphasise antidepressants should be prescribed if they’re needed.
New research has uncovered the hormone that triggers morning sickness, offering hope for millions of women.
New research provides evidence for the first time that the primary chemical in Roundup is reaching people in nearby homes, and it isn’t just from the food they eat.
Planned early delivery is a key component of reducing child and maternal mortality.
Anna Goldsworthy’s lively writing deftly captures the joy and wilful naivety of a first pregnancy, followed by the overwhelming love and sleep-deprivation-induced anxiety of the first months.
Public health messaging has focused on the drinking habits of the mother during pregnancy. But a growing body of research shows that what dad is drinking before pregnancy matters too.
Half a million new mothers in the US suffer from postpartum depression every year, yet a lack of awareness and stigma toward the condition keep many from getting the help they need.
If you were pregnant or parenting during Australia’s 2019–20 summer of smoke and fire, chances are you felt acutely anxious – and grappling with impossible responsibility.