Some changes are more obvious than others. We all know that women get a visible bump. But pregnancy can also change some of their key bodily functions.
The U.S. maternal mortality rate is higher than in Canada, Japan, or any Western European country — even higher than the rate in Saudi Arabia and Kazakhstan.
Washington state has second lowest infant mortality rate, 3.88/1000 live births; Massachusetts, at 3.66/1000, lowest – National rate 5.9.
A new study found that pregnant women exposed to higher levels of air pollutants had children with lower IQs, compared to the children of women exposed to lower levels.
For some types of pollution, chances for admission increased as much as 147%, compared to infants whose mothers did not encounter high levels of air pollution i the week before delivery.
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.