Around 12% of babies are born weighing more than 4kg.
Providing appropriate care for both cisgender women and trans and nonbinary people need not be mutually exclusive.
Pregnancy changes the structure and function of virtually every organ system of the body. That includes some big changes to the gut.
It turns out pregnancy itself, regardless of mode of delivery, is a significant risk factor for pelvic floor dysfunction. And there are other risks that have nothing to do with babies.
Through songs such as ‘The Pill,’ Lynn addressed issues confronting all women. The country star died on Oct. 4 at age 90.
The baby drop box is a revival of centuries-old cultural practices from the Italian Renaissance when reproductive rights were zero.
BirthStrike offers a salutary lesson about how core messages can be misconstrued and misunderstood when put through a high-profile media lens.
The trope of traumatic and violent childbirth is not new to House of the Dragon, and is often used to reflect on pregnant representation and reproductive politics on screen.
While sepsis is considered to be a preventable cause of maternal death, it continues to be a major cause of women dying during or after childbirth, even in Australia.
Every year, seven in ten maternal deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa. A study examining sub-Saharan Africa’s largest metropolis find that inequalities in access play a key role.
Many people do not realize they are delivering at a Catholic hospital, and others may not have a choice. But where one receives care has a profound impact on the birth control options they’re offered.
For every maternal death, there are about an additional 20 women who suffer serious injuries, infections and disabilities related to pregnancy.
Birthing on Country services acknowledge First Nation peoples’ continued ownership of land and unique birthing practices.
In her brave new book The Cost of Labour, Natalie Kon-yu examines the mental stresses women face in pregnancy and childbirth.
We looked at almost 300,000 births and found those mothers in the private system were more likely to have a caesarean – even if they didn’t really want or need one.
Go back to 17th- and 18th-century England and France and you’ll see the same sort of handwringing over birthrates that we’re seeing today.
First-hand family accounts and photographs trace the difficulties and traumas of giving birth and looking after a baby during a pandemic.
The plight of women who had to give birth alone during the pandemic is a good starting point to discuss a better childbirth experience for all women.
Many pregnant women who request planned caesarean deliveries are simply told no, despite guidelines advising doctors who disagree to offer referral or transfer care.
Comprehensive sexuality education is needed to equip young girls and boys with pregnancy prevention knowledge before they have sex.