Front line professionals need more support and time.
A recent WA case has highlighted the crime of concealment of birth – and far more needs to be done to understand why some women still do it.
Average temperatures in Australia are already high by international standards, but what happens when they continue to rise? How much heat can our bodies withstand?
While not all men are willing to become involved in women and children’s health, some situations force them take on 'women’s work'.
New study finds a link between taking paracetamol during pregnancy and behaviour problems up to age eight.
It's normal for expectant mums to worry about how their activities might affect their baby's health. But when it comes to vigorous exercise, the evidence shows there's nothing to worry about.
If NSW decriminalises abortion, women will be able to access a termination up to 22 weeks' gestation. But such cut-offs are arbitrary and should be abandoned.
Insomnia impacts more than 20 per cent of women during pregnancy. And it is treatable.
A growing number of women may be looking to non-hormonal methods of contraception, in the form of fertility awareness apps. But apps are not likely to be as effective as other forms of contraception.
Research shows fainting in pregnancy may be associated with medical problems for the child at birth and heart conditions in the mother post delivery.
Women who have had gestational diabetes during pregnancy are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But regular checks, a healthy diet and exercise are can help to manage this risk.
We used to think a marsupial mum didn't know when she was pregnant, but new research shows that's wrong. And that could help in conservation of endangered species.
Professional bodies say that vaginal births after caesareans are safe and usually successful. So why do doctors often recommend that women go back under the knife?
It can be difficult to understand all the 'add-on' procedures available with IVF. A new study finds one popular fertility technology, ICSI, is being offered to couples it might not be suitable for.
New study suggests that women should avoid alcohol around the time of conception.
Symptoms of pre-eclampsia, including high blood pressure, usually resolve by about two months after the birth. But some health problems can develop later.
Approximately 25% of women – representing all races and backgrounds – will undergo an abortion before the age of 45.
New research can for the first time tell us what happens when women wish to go back to the clinic to use their frozen eggs.
Babies undertake a massive transition during labour and delivery as they move from the supported environment of the uterus to independent existence.
The number of births in the US is down 2% – to what the CDC calls 'the lowest number of births in 32 years.' This drop brings the US more in line with its peers.