Lauren Fleming was born 3½ months early and weighed just a smidge over 2 lbs. When her mother, Nikki Fleming, got pregnant again, her doctor administered weekly progesterone injections. Fleming’s next two children, Erin and …
Why do teenagers have kids? Is it planned or accidental? How do they feel about having had kids?
Passion can be as much a part of pregnancy as an expanding waistline, according to a review of studies on sex and its effect on a woman’s womb.
The cycle of life pays little heed to Mother Nature. Snowdrifts and icy roads? Babies don’t care. Across the country, they defied the massive snowstorm and kept coming, with the help of firetrucks, ambulances, Humvees and, in …
Pregnancy lasts 40 weeks for a reason. At 35 weeks, a baby’s brain tips the scales at just two-thirds of what it will weigh by weeks 39 to 40. Going full-term gives a baby’s lungs time to mature and improves a baby’s …
Having an abortion has got to be an excruciating decision, no matter where you fall on the abortion-rights spectrum, but a new study shows it does not increase the likelihood of mental-health problems.
Say there’s a doctor who used 16 eggs to create 14 embryos and then transferred a dozen of them to a woman’s womb, where they eventually yielded eight babies. Should he be allowed to continue seeing patients?
Film festivals, once an elite institution dominated by cineastes, insiders and glamorous cities like Cannes and Venice, have become a growth industry.
Warren Hern, likely the last U.S. doctor to openly specialize in abortions performed late in pregnancy, authored a textbook on how to properly do abortions. In it, he quotes a colleague, Robert Crist, who had experience with …
Depending on where people fall in the reproductive rights vs. fetal rights debate, their views on abortion doctors are different.
In addition to big bellies, pregnant women are toting around dozens of chemicals, including some that have been banned for decades and others used in flame retardants, sunscreens and non-stick cookware.
What if new tests for Down syndrome could one day mean no more affected babies are born? Is that cause to celebrate medical advances or reason to worry we are callously weeding out the less-than-perfect in our midst?
For nine months of pregnancy, babies-to-be are cushioned in watery darkness. Once they’re sprung, few parents are eager for them to bang their noggins on hard crib rails, hence the indispensable crib bumper.