1.5% of babies born in 2012 were due to IVF procedures
New research shows that women are at risk of stroke or heart attack after giving birth for longer than doctors originally thought
To discourage planned early deliveries, hospitals are banning moms from scheduling births before 39 weeks without a medical reason. And it’s working.
Most women still give birth in hospitals, but midwives hope to change that
In 2009, midwives delivered 8% of babies born in the U.S. — an all-time high. The most midwife-friendly state? New Mexico, where midwives bring 24% of all babies into the world
Rap improv during labor? Maybe this dad knows that laughter can help relieve stress and ease pain.
When a woman miscarries, it’s typically far more hurtful than helpful to say something like, “At least you have other children.” Now, new research backs that up and goes a step further, finding that even women who go on to …
Kristine Casey became a grandma for the first time last week. Finnean Lee Connell arrived by C-section as Casey and her daughter, Sara Connell, held hands. The moment was particularly poignant for Casey, 61, because she had also …
Being born on Oct. 10, 2010 — 10/10/10 — is allegedly very lucky. And being born at 10:10 on 10/10/10 is supposedly so lucky that women in many countries scheduled their Cesarean sections for that moment. But is it really?
There may be one more reason for expectant moms to think twice before scheduling an elective Cesarean delivery to minimize the time they are pregnant. Researchers report that early or late delivery can increase the chances that a newborn develops cerebral palsy.
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a movement disorder that doctors believe …
A novel program in India that pays impoverished women to give birth in medical institutions may be reducing infant mortality and the risk of stillbirth, according to new research published last week in the British medical journal The Lancet.
In this latest study, which was sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, researchers
Women who give birth after age 40 face a higher risk of having an autistic child, regardless of the father’s age, according to a comprehensive study of all births in the state of California in the 1990s. Researchers from the University of California, Davis, found that a woman who gave birth after age 40 was 50% more likely to have an