Any infection in the mother during pregnancy may increase a child’s risk of autism and depression.
Elevated hormones from childbirth — plus sleep deprivation — can trigger confusion and paranoia.
There are differences between when U.S. women have children, how many they have and the time they have between births.
Amphetamine and opioid use in pregnancy has increased substantially over the last decade in the U.S., particularly in rural counties, a new study has found
The former first lady’s disclosure that she had a miscarriage has sparked conversations about this common but also commonly misunderstood loss.
While most mothers who get a bottle of pain pills when leaving the hospital won’t develop dependence or an addiction, some will.
While the maternal mortality rate has been on the rise in the United States, California has brought its rate down 55 percent from 2006 to 2013.
Health insurance doesn’t typically cover fertility preservation care, so patients and their families may be deterred by the cost.
A 5-state project aims to improve vaccination rates among low-income children and pregnant women, using registries to track the immunization of all residents.
Today, 10 million Texans live at least half an hour from a women’s health clinic, a common standard used to determine health care shortages.
Stillbirths dropped 28% in Iowa after the launch of a program that teaches mothers to track the movements of their unborn babies in the last trimester.
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.