High quality antenatal care can improve maternal health in West and Central Africa by identifying and addressing underlying problems that can cause pregnancy complications.
Studies in poor countries have highlighted disparities in respectful and responsive care during childbirth based on women’s socioeconomic status and other characteristics.
The health and wellbeing effects will go beyond the direct impact of war-related fatalities, and are likely to last for years after peace is fully restored.
The importance of accessing water that's safe to drink and enough for washing, cleaning and cooking is clear, but little attention has been given to the safety of water collection away from home.
Industry marketing can shape beliefs about formula feeding.
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.
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.
Reducing maternal deaths in developing countries relies on the ability of health systems to swiftly identify and manage women at high risk.
Unfortunately, disrespectful and neglectful treatment of women during childbirth, including verbal, physical and emotional abuse is not uncommon.
Measures put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 may worsen the already poor access to quality maternal health services in parts of the continent.
Verbal and physical abuse appeared to be an expression of both helplessness and an exercise of power.
Understanding the drivers of early childbearing in specific contexts is important for effective policy making.
Having a baby is stressful enough without also having to process misinformation. Here are the facts from the WHO, experts and the research evidence.
With the introduction of free maternal healthcare, Nigeria appears to have got more women using health facilities, but there are more hurdles to cross.
Over 60% of girls in Ethiopia are married by the age of 18. Many don't have support in negotiating with their husbands and families to take control of their own fertility.
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.
Fat shaming is harmful to all women, but pregnant women face a particular danger. Shaming affects not only their health but also that of their children.
Understanding how pregnancy changes some of the body's fundamental systems could help treat cancer and other diseases.
Those who claim that Scheer’s positions on a woman’s right to choose and a same-sex couple’s right to marry are irrelevant so long as he refuses to reopen debate are missing the point.