More and more people consider smoking marijuana harmless, but mounting research suggests women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid it altogether.
While “natural” contraceptive methods can be successful, they generally require close daily attention.
Some of the most trusted health sites have incomplete, outdated and sometimes misleading information about preeclampsia, a deadly pregnancy-related complication.
The opioid epidemic has addicted nearly 3 million Americans and killing more than 350,000. But pregnant women and new moms are particularly vulnerable.
Healthy first-time mothers whose labor was induced in the 39th week of pregnancy were less likely to deliver by cesarean section, compared to those who waited for labor to begin naturally.
Preimplantation genetic testing is widely used to increase the chance of having a healthy baby. Whether it should be performed at all, however, is hotly debated.
One in four nonhuman primates infected with the Zika virus early in pregnancy miscarried, even though the animals showed few signs of infection.
Americans oppose overturning Roe V. Wade by 38 percentage points — 67 vs. 29 percent.
Children exposed to the Zika virus either in pregnancy or early in life should be monitored into adolescence for signs of subtle neurological damage — even if they appeared normal at birth, say researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine