The Pfizer vaccine rolls out to high-risk people in Australia from next week. And many of these front-line workers will be women. Here’s what we know so far.
High quality antenatal care can improve maternal health in West and Central Africa by identifying and addressing underlying problems that can cause pregnancy complications.
It can be extremely distressing and stigmatising for a woman to experience a mental disorder around the time of childbirth.
The guide asks questions about the woman’s age, how long she has been trying for a baby, whether she has been pregnant before, and the percentage of the male partner’s sperm that move normally.
Theories that antibodies affect the placenta are completely unfounded.
The evidence doesn’t necessarily support the widespread use of cardiotocography to monitor baby during labour. Women need to be aware there’s another option.
The guidelines are informed by a review of the best available evidence. The less you drink, the lower the risk of harm to your health.
In some cases, women are left without food or anywhere to live for the duration of their pregnancy.
As we are now approaching a long, dark, socially-isolated winter in the UK, adequate vitamin D supplementation has never been more important.
Popular pain medicines sold over the counter could be bad for a developing fetus. A pharmacologist explains why, and why the FDA is warning pregnant women to avoid these drugs.
Equipping parents with the right information on what to talk about, and how to talk about it, is a key step in addressing challenges to sexual health.
Pregnant women are at increased risk for serious COVID-19 complications and should be a high-priority group for vaccination. Excluding them from vaccine trials puts them and their offspring at risk.
A new study explores the challenges that pregnant women in megacities such as Lagos face in emergency situations and how the options vary depending on their socioeconomic status.
Born into a coronavirus world: how new parents and infants can stay safe.
COVID-19 is not only disrupting services for people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and their families, but may also be linked to an increase in rates due to an uptick in alcohol use.
Shapewear for expectant mothers, particularly when it’s endorsed by celebrities, may contribute to body dissatisfaction in pregnancy.
Legalization and social acceptability of marijuana have contributed to a false perception that it’s safe to use in pregnancy. The truth is, there is no known safe level of prenatal marijuana exposure.
A study shows that low-income communities and communities of color are bearing the brunt of the energy industry’s pollution in the region. The risks also extend to the unborn.
COVID-19 has added a new layer of stress to people’s lives, increasing the chances of women developing symptoms of perinatal depression.
Your immune system changes when you are pregnant, and this may help protect you and your child from COVID-19 – but we need more research to understand this better.