Studies show that smoking marijuana during pregnancy can lead to premature birth, lower birth weight and psychological problems in the newborn.
Being pregnant and giving birth during the pandemic meant disruptions in pregnancy care and birth experiences, as well as detrimental effects on mental health and birth outcomes.
Fortunately, most of these changes are only temporary.
One component that may be missing from weight monitoring during pregnancy is the psychological and emotional impact of these changes.
The key is to progress gradually and listen to your body as you get back to exercise.
From improving mental health to managing aches and pains, yoga can have a variety of benefits during pregnancy.
There’s a long history in our society of period pain being played down, or just considered “normal”. But there’s plenty of evidence in the historical records that women have always experienced it.
Providing appropriate care for both cisgender women and trans and nonbinary people need not be mutually exclusive.
Using a new equation based on today’s primates, scientists can take a few molar teeth from an extinct fossil species and reconstruct exactly how fast their offspring grew during gestation.
Female leaders tend to open people’s perceptions of what is possible for other women in politics – but the job is also still fraught with double standards and unique risks.
The FDA’s allowance for pharmacies to dispense mifepristone will broaden access to the two-pill mifepristone-misoprostol regimen of medication abortion, which is 95% to 98% effective.
Genetic conflict may play a role in pregnancy complications, such as preeclampsia and gestational diabetes, as well as developmental disorders.
Many of the preventable pregnancy-related deaths documented by the CDC are directly attributable to failures and barriers in the maternal care system.
Neuroscientists know that pregnant mothers’ brains change in ways that appear to help with caring for a baby. Now researchers have identified changes in new fathers’ brains, too.
Pregnancy changes the structure and function of virtually every organ system of the body. That includes some big changes to the gut.
If maternal mortality is an important indicator of how a health system is performing, this is damning news for the NHS.
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.
Education is important for girls’ future earning power and the promotion of their lifelong health and socioeconomic well-being.
What are the risks and benefits of having labour induced?
There hasn’t been a new form of male birth control since the 1980s. More contraception options for all partners could help reduce the rate of unintended pregnancies.