pregnancy

The black community is in the midst of a prematurity epidemic. Why is no one paying attention?

Premature birth is the No. 1 contributor to infant death in the United States

A ‘shame-filled’ prison: Inside the maternity homes that forced teen moms to give away their babies

In the 1950s and ’60s, mostly white, middle-class teens were hidden in maternity homes during pregnancy

More than 20 percent of babies are born by C-section. That’s nearly double the rate in 2000.

Worldwide, nearly 30 million babies are delivered via Caesarean section

Michelle Obama had a miscarriage. But struggling with infertility shouldn’t be a surprise in our society.

Like many modern Americans, Obama didn’t realize that early miscarriages are very common

Michelle Obama opened up about her struggle with infertility. Here’s why that matters.

Obama’s willingness to discuss her struggle can shine a light on the prevalence of infertility

A staggering number of U.S. women die from childbirth. California is working to change that.

Between 2006 and and 2013, California lowered its maternal mortality rate by 55 percent

When’s the best time to get an IUD after giving birth?

Researchers say timing matters

I’m pregnant again after a miscarriage. My feelings are far more complicated than expected.

The ripple effects of grief leave a mother uncertain

Pregnant women are told to count fetal kicks. The purpose: Help prevent stillbirths.

The campaign, called ‘Count the Kicks,’ was started by moms

I’m learning to love my body through pregnancy and postpartum changes. It’s not easy.

The pressure to lose weight hurt this new, young mother physically and emotionally