Only 4 percent of women give birth on their due date. These researchers want to fix that.
Every year, more than 400,000 women in America have babies who are preterm, low birthweight, or who die before their first birthday.
Although women dying during and after childbirth is a relatively rare occurrence among the 4 million births in the US each year, the numbers tell a dark story. Our country ranks a dismal 50th among 59 developed countries for maternal mortality, according to Amnesty International.
Ectogenesis—having a baby in an artificial womb—sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but it could be a reality if you're rich enough.
Age by itself should not be major criteria for a high-risk pregnancy, says Kilpatrick. “It’s really age plus whatever else is going on with that woman.”
And cannabis dispensaries are marketing their products to pregnant women for morning sickness.
Every pregnancy poses a “serious health risk” to the mother.
Instagram is full of serene, beautiful, caftan-clad mothers. But nothing on the platform really focuses on the visceral ravages experienced by a postpartum body.
Human babies are born half-baked and vulnerable, and around 303,000 women died giving birth in 2015. No other primate has such a brutal labor or an infancy so long and helpless.
For now, there are more questions than answers.
Requests like avoiding contact with the public, having additional protective gear, an isolated space to work or changing your role to involve telework are all examples of reasonable accommodations, Martin said, depending on what your job is.
A practical guide to the miracle of life.
Five predictions about the future of reproduction.
Anyone working to improve the childbearing experience and help women avoid unnecessary intervention has encountered numerous "obstetric myths" or "old doctors' tales." And while the evidence in the medical literature may be solidly, often unequivocably, against whatever "the doctor said," without access to that evidence, the pregnant woman is quite reasonably going to follow her doctor's recommendations.
Pregnancy isn't like organ donation, it is a kind of organ donation.
For all its successes, reproductive medicine has produced a paradox: in creating life where none seemed possible, doctors often generate more fetuses than they intend.
A new report shows how much America continues to struggle to keep mothers healthy.
Women and healthcare providers don’t have enough information to answer questions about medications and pregnancy. Treating for Two is CDC’s prescription for this problem. Treating for Two aims to improve the health of women and babies by working to identify the safest treatment options for the management of common conditions before and during pregnancy.
In many European countries women aren't advised or expected to give up drinking while pregnant. In fact, many doctors there go as far as recommending a glass or two of wine a week.
Having never really been around pregnancy and babies before, my knowledge was pretty sparse. But fast-forward just 10 months and I can pretty confidently say I know quite a bit about what happens, why it happens, when it happens and who it happens to!
I therefore wanted to share my A to Z of pregnancy terms which I now know, despite not having a clue what they meant back in early January prior to the arrival of the sprog.
One doctor’s plea against this inaccurate—and misleading—way of talking about human gestation.
Get the latest information for your stage of pregnancy. Inside information for moms and moms-to-be.
Pregnancy can be a wonderful yet scary time in a woman's life. Some exposures to medications, illness or environmental agents just can't be avoided.
Articles, information and resources for pregnancy and baby care.
Pregnancy information, online communities, tools, and registry.
Pre-conception, pregnancy, birth, tools, and information.
The next nine months of pregnancy will be filled with many changes to your body and your life. Use our due date calculator and week by week pregnancy calendar to keep track of where you are in your pregnancy and what you can expect.
Pregnancy resource not only for Los Angeles pregnant women providing tri-weekly Belly Scoops full of information, trends, style, and fun!
Created in April 1996, this award-winning site has grown from a list of pregnancy links to over 10,000 pages of rich content covering pregnancy, parenting, and more, along with a very active community of devoted members.
Totally Pregnant is your full pregnancy service for moms-to-be. Watch your fetus develop in incredible 3D videos taking you from conception to birth, sign up and attend all your prenatal and birth classes online through the app and join our discussion groups for real advice from real moms.
Helping Women Help Themselves. Interesting and relevant content about your pregnancy, birth and baby.
From the author of "What to Expect When You're Expecting." Information on pregnancy, child birth, babies and more.
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Pregnancy is a very special time in a person's life. Educating yourselves to be good consumers, knowing your options, and how to provide yourselves with the best possible care are essential to a healthy pregnancy.
We are one of the UK’s leading websites for pregnancy advice and baby week-by-week information. Our features offer guidance for mums-to-be and new mums following all stages of your little one’s growth and development.
We are with you every step of your incredible journey; from offering pre-pregnancy and conception advice through every stage of pregnancy up to labour and the arrival of your baby and beyond…
Maintaining you health both before and during pregnancy is necessary to ensure a successful pregnancy. Find out everything you need to know about Getting Pregnant, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Problems, and Postpartum right here.
Kicks Count is a UK registered charity that aims to empower mums to be with knowledge and confidence throughout their pregnancy.
Through networking and education, Midwifery Today's mission is to return midwifery care to its rightful position in the family; to make midwifery care the norm throughout the world; and to redefine midwifery as a vital partnership with women.
The Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS) is a professional scientific organization composed of experts engaged in assessing and evaluating risks to pregnancy and breastfeeding outcomes from medications and other exposures.
High Risk Pregnancy Directory OBFocus.com is maintained by Focus Information Technology, as an educational resource for patients and referring physicians.
Text4baby is the first mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health through text messaging. Text4baby is a free service of the nonprofit National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) and was created in collaboration with Founding Sponsor Johnson & Johnson, and founding partners Voxiva, The Wireless Foundation, and Grey Healthcare Group (a WPP company).
From the creators of The Knot and The Nest, The Bump gives first-time parents the lowdown on fertility, pregnancy, birth, and babies with stage-by-stage advice, stylish ideas, local resources, and interactive tools -- all in one savvy online community.
Caring for your twins begins with that joyous moment when you first learn you have been doubly blessed. TWINS Magazine can help you.
I am a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) of 25 years and certified in OB/GYN sonography. The vast majority of my career has been spent "viewing wombs" and the babies in them! I hope you'll enjoy my posts about your growing fetus and my interesting experiences along the way.
Pregnancy due date calculator.
The American Pregnancy Association is a national health organization committed to promoting reproductive and pregnancy wellness through education, research, advocacy, and community awareness.
Our mission is to improve and promote the health of women and newborns and to strengthen the nursing profession through the delivery of superior advocacy, research, education and other professional and clinical resources to nurses and other health care professional.
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, you probably have a lot of questions. This website will help you learn how to be healthy (before, during, and after pregnancy) and give your baby a healthy start to life.
After a sperm fertilizes an egg, new tissues develop that normally form the fetus and placenta. A molar pregnancy, also known as gestational trophoblastic disease, occurs when the tissue that was supposed to form the placenta grows abnormally and can form a tumor that can spread beyond the womb or uterus.
Discussion of the stages of each trimester of pregnancy.
Indepth article on pregnancy, related topics and numerous resources.
Congratulations! Becoming a mother is one of the most exciting times in a woman's life. Whether you're dreaming of motherhood, trying to conceive or already pregnant, you've come to the right place.