Genetic conflict may play a role in pregnancy complications, such as preeclampsia and gestational diabetes, as well as developmental disorders.
The fall of Roe v. Wade will result in more people deciding to privately end a pregnancy, a new study finds. But how often people will turn to safe versus unsafe options remains to be seen.
Becoming a parent can be nerve-wracking – but there are many things you can do to feel more in control.
For every maternal death, there are about an additional 20 women who suffer serious injuries, infections and disabilities related to pregnancy.
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.
Pregnancy can be stressful at the best of times, let alone during a pandemic.
For lesbian couples or trans men, the ‘unexpected’ gender of one parent causes difficulties for maternity services where notions of ‘normal’ are increasingly out of step with the times.
Front line professionals need more support and time.
While not all men are willing to become involved in women and children’s health, some situations force them take on ‘women’s work’.
A major study that analysed data from hundreds of pregnancies found that sleeping on the back during the final trimester increased the risk of stillbirth 2.6 times.