Black women are four times more likely to die when childbearing than white women.
The complex and fascinating community of ‘bugs’ that live in the vagina have just been linked to a groundbreaking new test to identify the risk of preterm birth.
Benin’s new abortion law will take a woman’s educational, professional and material situation into consideration.
The provision of better health services and social grants has aided rural women’s progress in South Africa, but there are still tremendous needs to be met.
Severe COVID raises the risk of preterm birth, being admitted to intensive care and still birth – so everyone who is pregnant should get vaccinated.
There is immense interest in understanding whether potentially protective SARS-CoV-2 antibodies are provided to the baby via breast milk. This is what we know so far.
It’s human nature to unconsciously rely on quick rules to help make spur-of-the-moment decisions. New research finds physicians use these shortcuts, too, which can be bad news for some patients.
In light of mounting research showing the serious risks of contracting COVID-19 during pregnancy, the CDC is re-upping its urgency that pregnant women get their shots.
COVID vaccines have no effect on fertility, do not impact the chance of a miscarriage, and are safe and effective while pregnant. Here’s what the science shows.
Tylenol has long been considered a go-to medication for low to moderate pain and for fever reduction, even during pregnancy. But mounting evidence suggests that it is unsafe for fetal development.
The details of Ms A’s case reinforce what campaigners and midwives have been saying for years.
A panel of experts has urged caution regarding paracetamol during pregnancy. But that doesn’t change current advice to discuss pain relief with your doctor or pharmacist.
Carrying a pregnancy to term is riskier than having an abortion, especially for non-Hispanic Black women.
Interviewees describe ‘scrimping and saving’ to make ends meet.
‘Heartbeat’ abortion laws like the one enacted in Texas are often based on particular Christian views, but there are many religious perspectives on abortion. What do Jewish texts say?
Some people seeking to influence public opinion about abortion rights claim the science is clear. It’s not, and that means abortion remains a political question – not a biological one.
How the immune system learns not to attack a developing fetus and placenta is important to understanding pregnancy and its common complications, like miscarriage.
A COVID-19 vaccine does not cause infertility – but it can protect you from the dangerous complications of contracting the virus.
The exceptional measures deployed around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic have impeded access to urgent services like birth control, abortion and maternal and newborn care.
The international evidence so far shows COVID vaccines are safe for pregnant women and effective at preventing severe disease.