During a pandemic, a home birth starts looking better every second. Midwives with their specialized skills in low-risk normal birth can be of great service.
Ministers responsible for food regulation will meet tomorrow to decide whether to approve a new pregnancy warning label for alcohol products. But the alcohol industry is fighting back.
Having a baby is stressful enough without also having to process misinformation. Here are the facts from the WHO, experts and the research evidence.
Many unwed Irish mothers-to-be travelled to America in the 19th century hoping for a new start
The decline in US birth weight is somewhat of a puzzle for public health researchers.
You don’t have to be labelled with a mental illness to seek help.
You’ve heard pregnant women talk about nesting, whether that’s painting the nursery, or cleaning the house from top to bottom before their baby arrives. But new research turns ‘nesting’ on its head.
The number of births in the United States have been falling for the last three decades, reaching their lowest number in 32 years.
Millions of Australians far from the bushfires’ direct path have been affected by smoke haze. Here’s everything we know about the effects of bushfire smoke on our health.
We found that women who had sex at least weekly or monthly were less likely to enter into early menopause compared to women who engaged in sexual activity less often.
Pregnant women exposed to bushfire smoke face a higher risk of complications including gestational diabetes, high blood pressure and giving birth prematurely.
Women with diabetes are at high risk of pregnancy complications. But there is a lot women can do to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
Despite celebrity endorsements and growing popularity of the practice, there’s still little scientific proof to support these claims.
Most women feel they are unable to ask health professionals questions. And only half were consistently asked if they had questions.
Although research can provide us with useful evidence to help inform our decisions, underfunded research areas still mean that women are being left in the dark.
Having multiple romantic partners also offers greater financial and logistical support when raising children, according to research with polyamorous families.
There’s an app for just about everything nowadays. But if you’re trying to have a baby, relying on a fertility app to tell you the best time to conceive is probably not your best bet.
Animals that pause their pregnancies could help us learn valuable lesson about human pregnancy, and even unlock secrets to stem cells and cancer.
Miscarriages are more common than many people realise and can be devastating. Here’s what we know about why they happen, what we can do to treat the causes, and what we could do better.
Research offers an insight into the experiences of pregnant women left to give birth in their cells without midwives