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.
We still don't know if being in lockdown during the pandemic really does lead to fewer premature babies, as some people report. Maybe we're trying too hard to find some good news.
Social protection measures and food distribution targeting adolescents in informal settlements are urgently needed.
Even though the spouse escort policy carries good intentions, we found during our study that it constituted a barrier to care in numerous ways.
As well as introducing mandatory pregnancy alcohol warning labels, we need to address the high rates of alcohol use during pregnancy at a societal level.
Reducing maternal deaths in developing countries relies on the ability of health systems to swiftly identify and manage women at high risk.
We found babies born to mothers who used cannabis during pregnancy were likely to weigh less and be born earlier. Our study adds to a growing body of evidence on this topic.
The percentage of women receiving the recommended perinatal mental health screening has tripled since 2000 – but one in five women are still missing out.