These seven states are sleepwalking into a maternal mortality crisis
Since 2022, seven states have instituted full abortion bans without extending postpartum Medicaid—a combination experts believe will be deadly for new mothers.
COVID-19 Moms' Newborns Show Motoric Deficits: Study
Babies born to mothers infected with COVID-19 show difficulties with motor development some weeks after birth, according to results of a preliminary study.
Biden Admin Replaces 'Mothers' With 'Birthing People' in Maternal
"Why does Biden want to cancel mothers?" one critic of Biden's budget said of the linguistic change.
Sons Whose Mothers Were Obese in Pregnancy Likely to Have Lower IQs: Study
Researchers did not observe the same correlation among daughters.
U.S. Abortion Rates Fall to Historic Low
Abortion rates are at their lowest rate ever, according to the CDC.
Progress on Black Infant Mortality Rates Stalls in U.S.
A second look at CDC data shows that racial disparity in health starts in the earliest days of life.
Pregnant? Avoid Sex and Meat, Says Indian Ministry
The advice is part of booklet called Mother and Child Care, put together by a body promoting yoga and naturopathy.
Induced Labor Doesn't Increase Autism Odds
A new study refutes the claim that this delivery method may trigger the developmental disorder in early childhood.
Maternal Mortality Rates Drop By Nearly Half Since 1990
Two out of every three maternal deaths occur in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Preterm Birth Rates Remains High in U.S.
A new report from March of Dimes finds the number of infants born premature varies widely state-by-state.
Barbara Bush on the Impact of Ebola on Women's Health
Barbara Bush and Melinda Gates described the impact of the Ebola outbreak on women's health.
Dr. Mulu Muleta And The Afterbirth Miracle
A surgeon who grew up barefoot is changing women's lives
Maternal Health Aims to Go Mobile in Developing Nations
Campaign aims to eliminate maternal deaths with the 'Mum's Phone'