We found no discernable difference in how people rated family scenarios with one, two or three children.
Dads tell us they want to be included in support, but that this is predominantly aimed at mothers.
Surrogacy can exploit women, but others may choose to be involved for altruistic reasons. A scholar points out that surrogacy’s ethical value is dependent upon the people and systems who use it.
Artificial wombs could drastically change how the decision to become a parent fits into many people’s lives.
Our own study resoundingly finds that you can still be happy even if you want to have a child but are unable to.
Talking about plans for childbearing is still seen as a taboo.
The pressure to parent looks different for women and men.
The way some of the women felt about their bodies affected their breastfeeding choices.
New research sheds light on how autism affects how we feed our babies, and vice versa.
New research finds that 85% of formula preparation machines tested were dispensing water that did not appear to reach NHS recommended temperatures for preparing bottles of formula.
Young parents and others who don’t fit the ‘ideal’ of parenthood are especially vulnerable.
Shared parental leave requires mothers to give up some of their maternity leave.
Not enough data is being collected about the impact taking prescription medication has on breastfeeding.
How you tell the story of a momentous event can help you make sense of what happened. Research finds new moms’ and dads’ narratives around childbirth held clues about their transition to parenthood.
Postnatal depression is thought to affect up to 10% of fathers.
Childbearing goals have remained remarkably consistent over the decades. What has changed is when people start their families and how many kids they end up having.
More women should feel they have a choice to continue playing after becoming a mother – which is why the right kind of support is important.
Despite what many men believe, they might not have all the time in the world when it comes to having children.
Understanding the evolutionary roots of baby sleep can help parents cope.
The COVID-19 pandemic – and the isolation it brought on – deprived many babies of the stimulating experiences they need to develop. Is the damage permanent? A language specialist weighs in.