The key to a successful planned home birth? Flexibility.
Rap improv during labor? Maybe this dad knows that laughter can help relieve stress and ease pain.
Abortions are considered high-risk, but new data suggest that the procedure is considerably safer than childbirth.
Gaby Rodriguez’s mother got pregnant for the first time at age 14. Her sisters got pregnant as teens too. Rodriguez decided to buck the trend — and get creative at the same time
Even at an all-time low, the U.S. teen pregnancy rate is still the highest among developed countries.
A mom gives birth while stuck in an elevator. Are special deliveries in unexpected places on the rise?
Women strongly prefer daughters while men wants sons, a study finds. Could this lead to sex selection?
A woman delivers a baby boy on a commuter train to Manhattan. Are pregnant women not recognizing the signs of labor?
A new study finds that the developmental hazards of maternal drinking may be greatest at the end of the first trimester.
Sharing breast milk is an old idea that has become new again
Welcome to your world, baby Blue, where even the way you were born is fodder for debate
What do artificial intelligence, mathematics and engineering have to do with premature birth? More than you might think, according to the new multidisciplinary preterm research center at Stanford University.
Birth is both intensely private and unnervingly public, as nurses and doctors march in and out of a woman’s hospital room, poking, prying, checking. There can be — shhh — poop involved. And, of course, the vagina — which …