Professional bodies say that vaginal births after caesareans are safe and usually successful. So why do doctors often recommend that women go back under the knife?
It can be difficult to understand all the 'add-on' procedures available with IVF. A new study finds one popular fertility technology, ICSI, is being offered to couples it might not be suitable for.
New study suggests that women should avoid alcohol around the time of conception.
Symptoms of pre-eclampsia, including high blood pressure, usually resolve by about two months after the birth. But some health problems can develop later.
Approximately 25% of women – representing all races and backgrounds – will undergo an abortion before the age of 45.
New research can for the first time tell us what happens when women wish to go back to the clinic to use their frozen eggs.
Babies undertake a massive transition during labour and delivery as they move from the supported environment of the uterus to independent existence.
The number of births in the US is down 2% – to what the CDC calls 'the lowest number of births in 32 years.' This drop brings the US more in line with its peers.
Despite what the statistics suggest, many teenage parents say having a baby has transformed their lives.
A professor of midwifery education reviews the research evaluating the safety of home versus hospital births.
Usually we set out to get plenty of fibre and little fat, but nutritional advice for pregnant women and parents of toddlers who are vegan is different.
A step-by- step coordinated physiotherapy plan is key for patients with disorders related to the pelvic floor.
The evidence is clear that newborn babies do better when they 'room-in' with their opioid-dependent mothers. So why are hospitals across Canada so slow to provide this recognized standard of care?
Australia's college of obstetricians has warned pregnant women against kissing their toddlers on the mouth or sharing food because of the risk of cytomegalovirus (CMV). But is this advice useful?
A major study that analysed data from hundreds of pregnancies found that sleeping on the back during the final trimester increased the risk of stillbirth 2.6 times.
Our new research has discovered what gives human sperm the strength to succeed in the race to fertilise the egg – and it's all to do with their tails.
In most states, employers aren't required to accommodate the unique needs of pregnant women except in limited circumstances.
Sarah and Donna are 26 weeks pregnant and have the same blood sugar levels. But while Donna is diagnosed with gestational diabetes, Sarah is spared from the label. It comes down to where she lives.
Sen. Warren is proposing universal child care as a way to rein in the soaring costs of raising a family. A sociologist explains what’s driving the trend.
Thousands of Australian men have vasectomies each year. These surgeries are successful in more than 99% of cases.