The abortion battle over rising deaths in pregnant women
Abortion-rights and anti-abortion groups are debating the cause of the spike in maternal deaths, which the CDC says are at their highest level since 1965.
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.
Fury as husband asks wife to raise his affair child: "Abandon him"
"He slapped me and told me that I needed to serve my husband. That God had chosen me as this child's mother and I needed to be his humble servant," a Redditor wrote.
California Weighing Investigation of Black Mother Deaths After Live Births
"The reality is there is a disparity between Black and white women and it's not getting better," said Kimberly D. Gregory.
Nurse Dies During Childbirth From Rare Condition
Mother and nurse Doreen Plunkett died during a scheduled C-section due to a rare condition.
Rep. Cori Bush Says 'Birthing People' in Testimony, and Twitter Goes Nuts
"Every day, Black birthing people and our babies die because our doctors don't believe our pain. My children almost became a statistic. I almost became a statistic," read her initial tweet.
This Drug Could Save Thousands of Mothers' Lives
Tranexamic acid, which costs less than $3, helps control severe bleeding after giving birth.
Pregnant Women's Care Too Often Affected by Race
Women of color are often forced into making poor decisions during delivery at the hospital.
Giving Birth in South Sudan: A Matter of Life and Death
South Sudan has one of the worst maternal mortality rates, and midwives are struggling to cope.
Anywhere in the World in Four Hours, and Other Scientific Breakthroughs
A super-jet engine, living to age 120, safer childbirth and a prosthetic hand that can feel.
Maternal Mortality Rates Drop By Nearly Half Since 1990
Two out of every three maternal deaths occur in Sub-Saharan Africa.
How Washington, DC, is Failing Its Mothers and Babies
A new report on global maternal mortality highlights the U.S. capital's huge health gap between its richest and poorest children.