Paternal and maternal genes drive fetal development in different directions.
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Genetic conflict may play a role in pregnancy complications, such as preeclampsia and gestational diabetes, as well as developmental disorders.
Diane Rodríguez and her husband, Zack Elias, are a trans couple in Ecuador.
Testosterone therapy is often essential for the health and well-being of transmasculine people. The choice to stop it to pursue pregnancy can be a difficult one.
Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg with Moshe Biton (right) and Aviv Regev (left). The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is one of the major funders of the Human Cell Atlas.
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Pioneered by the Human Cell Atlas consortium, our understanding of the human body is about to be transformed – and with it, the way we treat and prevent disease
First Nations women and their newborns are considered high risk due to fatality rates and access to care. Research shows First Nations-led culturally safe healthcare could prevent further deaths.
Some changes are more noticeable than others during pregnancy.
Understanding how pregnancy changes some of the body’s fundamental systems could help treat cancer and other diseases.
Employers are required to accommodate the needs of pregnant women only in limited circumstances.
In most states, employers aren’t required to accommodate the unique needs of pregnant women except in limited circumstances.
Polycystic ovary syndrome can make conceiving more difficult.
While most women who have PCOS become pregnant, they often take longer to fall pregnant and are more likely to need fertility treatment than women without PCOS.
Women who don’t get enough to eat while pregnant face a high risk of developing common mental illnesses like depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after giving birth.
Most important for now is that we look after pregnant women experiencing depression.
A new paper published today has reported a small increase in the number of children born with autism from mothers who were using antidepressant medication while pregnant.
Exercises can help women’s pelvic floor health during pregnancy and after birth.
Women need to be given more information about pelvic floor health during and after pregnancy.
Family, friends and even strangers are judging pregnant women’s and new mothers’ behaviour.