The international evidence so far shows COVID vaccines are safe for pregnant women and effective at preventing severe disease.
Exclusion from clinical trials, lack of data and inconsistent information made it difficult for pregnant and breastfeeding people to make decisions about COVID-19 vaccines early in the rollout.
The Tokyo Games might be the most gender-equal games in history, but many competition barriers still exist for elite athletes who are mothers.
First-hand family accounts and photographs trace the difficulties and traumas of giving birth and looking after a baby during a pandemic.
While past studies have placed the proportion of child-free American adults at somewhere between 2% and 9%, a new study found that in Michigan, over 1 in 4 adults don’t want kids.
Many pregnant women who request planned caesarean deliveries are simply told no, despite guidelines advising doctors who disagree to offer referral or transfer care.
Research shows women who have experienced miscarriage are at twice the risk of experiencing depression and anxiety and four times the risk of suicide. That’s why workplaces need to step up.
Plus, why Brazilian women who lived through Zika are avoiding getting pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen to episode 18 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Induction of labour can be life-saving in some situations. But women are increasingly induced for non-medical reasons, and earlier in their pregnancies.
Comprehensive sexuality education is needed to equip young girls and boys with pregnancy prevention knowledge before they have sex.
Fetal brains are changing rapidly over the course of pregnancy, but so are the brains of mothers-to-be. Neuroscience research shows one way worry can start taking hold – and a simple way to help.
The separation of newborns from mothers who have tested positive for COVID-19 is therefore unnecessary in most cases.
Miscarriage occurs in 15% to 25% of diagnosed pregnancies, bringing heartache to millions of women, many of whom blame themselves. In most cases, however, miscarriage is due to random genetic errors.
Officials in Brazil recently asked women to avoid pregnancy, citing heightened risk to them and newborns. But births were already dropping; a new study attributes it to the trauma of Zika.
Discovering a mouse with a reproductive system surprisingly similar to our own is good news for pregnancy research.
Researchers in the US are the first to study how pregnant and breast-feeding women are responding to the vaccines. The results are promising
Flood-related stress can have a negative impact on pregnant mothers and their unborn babies. But our research found there are many strategies that can limit the harm.
Though initial reactions towards abortion were negative, there were displays of understanding and empathy when discussing why women have abortions.
Review of the latest evidence identifies the risk factors for pregnant women.
With the vaccines now being administered at sites around the US, it is important to address misinformation surrounding the effort.