Women aged over 35 are sometimes offered genetic testing of their IVF embryos to rule out abnormalities. But it's expensive and doesn't increase their chance of a baby. In fact, it could reduce it.
Miscarriages are more common than many people realise and can be devastating. Here's what we know about why they happen, what we can do to treat the causes, and what we could do better.
Election news coverage of party positions on abortion may confuse the public about the reality and legality of access in Canada.
Added to the complications of dealing with such a unique type of loss, is the fact that many people feel uncomfortable talking about personal issues with their colleagues.
Traditional belief has held that the underlying cause of miscarriage can be found in mothers, but half of recurrent miscarriages have another cause.
How do women decide whether – and what – to say about their pregnancy loss experiences on social media?
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.
It's hard to know where to start. But using the right language can help.
Cliched comments like "it wasn’t meant to be" or "don't worry, you'll get pregnant" are hurtful and dismissive. Instead, acknowledge their loss, listen and let them grieve.
Pregnant teens take their own lives, raped children are denied abortions and women who suffer stillbirth are imprisoned for 30 years -- El Salvador's torturous anti-abortion regime must end.
An unexpected breakthrough looks promising for finding new drugs to treat two deadly diseases.
Infertility is not just an issue for women.
Every single pregnancy matters. It is time to end preventable harm.
Research suggests that sleeping on your back can increase the chances of stillbirth. Pregnant women need better access to such vital information.
The new study on birth defects and vitamin B3 has important implications, but researchers didn't actually give any of this vitamin to humans.
A new evolutionary perspective on what's been a medical paradox: Why does the body use inflammation to regulate aspects of pregnancy when inflammation is also a big threat to pregnancy?
After a miscarriage or stillbirth, pregnancy can involve intense fear and anxiety for many women. More sensitive health information could help.
Parents in three Australian states are being given misleading advice about the dangers of lead to babies and small children – including failing to warn pregnant women about miscarriage risks.
Women with a history of miscarriage or stillbirth have a slightly increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), new research…
Suffering a miscarriage can be a very distressing experience but for many women their next pregnancy is a normal one. For…