Fetal brains are changing rapidly over the course of pregnancy, but so are the brains of mothers-to-be. Neuroscience research shows one way worry can start taking hold – and a simple way to help.
The separation of newborns from mothers who have tested positive for COVID-19 is therefore unnecessary in most cases.
Miscarriage occurs in 15% to 25% of diagnosed pregnancies, bringing heartache to millions of women, many of whom blame themselves. In most cases, however, miscarriage is due to random genetic errors.
Officials in Brazil recently asked women to avoid pregnancy, citing heightened risk to them and newborns. But births were already dropping; a new study attributes it to the trauma of Zika.
Discovering a mouse with a reproductive system surprisingly similar to our own is good news for pregnancy research.
Researchers in the US are the first to study how pregnant and breast-feeding women are responding to the vaccines. The results are promising
Flood-related stress can have a negative impact on pregnant mothers and their unborn babies. But our research found there are many strategies that can limit the harm.
Though initial reactions towards abortion were negative, there were displays of understanding and empathy when discussing why women have abortions.
Review of the latest evidence identifies the risk factors for pregnant women.
With the vaccines now being administered at sites around the US, it is important to address misinformation surrounding the effort.
The Pfizer vaccine rolls out to high-risk people in Australia from next week. And many of these front-line workers will be women. Here's what we know so far.
High quality antenatal care can improve maternal health in West and Central Africa by identifying and addressing underlying problems that can cause pregnancy complications.
It can be extremely distressing and stigmatising for a woman to experience a mental disorder around the time of childbirth.
The guide asks questions about the woman’s age, how long she has been trying for a baby, whether she has been pregnant before, and the percentage of the male partner's sperm that move normally.
Theories that antibodies affect the placenta are completely unfounded.
The evidence doesn't necessarily support the widespread use of cardiotocography to monitor baby during labour. Women need to be aware there's another option.
The guidelines are informed by a review of the best available evidence. The less you drink, the lower the risk of harm to your health.
In some cases, women are left without food or anywhere to live for the duration of their pregnancy.
As we are now approaching a long, dark, socially-isolated winter in the UK, adequate vitamin D supplementation has never been more important.
Popular pain medicines sold over the counter could be bad for a developing fetus. A pharmacologist explains why, and why the FDA is warning pregnant women to avoid these drugs.