When a pregnancy lasts 42 weeks or more or complications arise, women will need to consider being induced.
A recent study suggests 12-18 months between pregnancies is ideal for most women. But is there actually such a thing as an ideal length of time?
A new study shows that as the father’s age increases, so too the chances of the baby being born prematurely, having a low birth weight, or requiring medical intervention after delivery.
Your body has been changing over nine months, so naturally it will take a little while to change back. But there are some things you can do to achieve a healthy weight after having a baby.
Stillbirths affect many women but the science of finding out which pregnancies are at risk hasn't moved on as much as you would think.
With an estimated prevalence of four per cent, fetal alcohol syndrome disorder (FASD) is more common than autism. And yet is it surrounded by myth and stigma.
Tokophobia is a pathological fear of pregnancy and can lead to avoidance of childbirth.
Academics from different disciplines come Head to Head in this series to tackle topical debates.
The DrinkWise posters are designed to highlight the risks of drinking during pregnancy. To do so effectively, the message needs to be clear and direct.
It’s unsurprising that such apps are popular. Contraceptives come with a slew of hazards.
It’s very difficult to measure whether a conception was intended. But those data are vital to understanding women's choices.
Better ante-natal care may not need more cash, just a smarter, consistent and more relatable way of making things work.
The opioid crisis in the US has quadrupled the number of babies born addicted to drugs.
Iron deficiency anaemia is an under-recognised condition, but one that can have serious health consequences.
Why some women choose to freeze their eggs.
Pre-eclampsia can be dangerous for expectant mothers, but there are ways to monitor and minimise the risks.
The precarious nature of housing and work for millennials is making motherhood more challenging.
A new wave of research is looking at how drugs we're already familiar with can be used in prenancy to improve outcomes for unborn babies.
Umbilical cord blood is not a waste product.
A new study warns that while active smoking is rare among pregnant women in developing countries, their exposure to secondhand smoke is a major public health crisis.