In several Australian prisons, babies and toddlers live with their mothers who are serving time. Keeping young children with their mums is a good thing, but they need to be better supported.
Psychology researchers are interested in what makes a hero. Turns out many mothers tick off those same boxes by fulfilling a range of needs for their offspring.
Research suggests that parents and babies communicate in remarkably similar ways despite striking variation in cultural practices.
Despite what the statistics suggest, many teenage parents say having a baby has transformed their lives.
Mothers are told to stop breastfeeding when taking certain medications – even if they won't harm their baby.
For many working women, motherhood is a major interruption to their career. Some eventually work their way back up to full-time work, but there are many other paths that women might follow.
About 10% of pregnant women and 13% of women who have just given birth experience a mental illness.
Many parents decide to have a second child in the expectation that two can't be more work that one – but new research shows that idea to be mistaken.
The precarious nature of housing and work for millennials is making motherhood more challenging.
American support of the formula industry comes at the cost of the health and lives of Black and brown babies, at home and abroad.
A new female offender strategy in England and Wales plans to put fewer women in prisons. Here's why that's so important.
By showing us a world from which mothers are largely absent, Mary Shelley reminds us that the genius of motherhood lies less in biological reproduction than in the capacity to love.
It's critical to understand how mothers from all backgrounds navigate obstacles within the city as part of their daily lives.
Mothers are dying prematurely after their children are taken into foster care.
Not much attention has been given to how mothers who want to attend workshops and conferences are supported. This simple intervention can boost the presence of women in science.
Opening the minds of worried new parents to other ways of raising children may assuage fears that if they fail to 'do the right thing,' their children will be doomed.
New research tries to suggest mothers' responses are pre-programmed, but there's a problem with the evidence.
It's not that difficult to support breastfeeding mums - but governments need to take charge.
Socioeconomic support is essential to help families resist the temptation of extremism.
Teenagers, unmarried women and migrants are among those missing out on antenatal care in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, according to new Australian research.