The U.S. birth rate continues to fall, reaching another record low in 2018, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Having a baby is a wonderful and joyous experience. Learn about the science of pregnancy: how to get pregnant, the stages of pregnancy, what happens to the mother-to-be's body and how the fetus develops.
About 700 U.S. women die each year from pregnancy-related complications, but about 60% of these deaths could be prevented.
According to some news outlets, March Madness is tied to an increase in men getting vasectomies. But is this real, or just hearsay?
One month after giving birth to her first child, a woman in Bangladesh shocked her doctors when she went into labor again.
The first FDA-approved drug for postpartum depression is here. But how exactly does the drug work, and what makes it different from other medications for depression?
A serious birth defect is on the rise in the United States, and a new report suggests it may be linked to opioid use.
A common virus that typically causes only mild symptoms in adults might lead to heart defects in developing human fetuses
Archaeologists in Egypt recently unearthed a grim discovery: skeletons of a pregnant woman and her fetus.
Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops, or is first diagnosed, during pregnancy. The condition, like other forms of diabetes, involves high blood sugar levels.
A resurgence of syphilis in the United States has led to a dramatic spike in cases of the disease among newborns, according to a new report.
A new study suggests that with the help of nutritional counseling and a smartphone app, pregnant women who are overweight or obese can safely restrict their weight gain.
The harmful effects of air pollution affect far more than a person's respiratory system; previous research has found that it can also hurt babies in the womb.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released its first-ever guidelines on marijuana use for pregnant and breast-feeding women.
Pregnant women who have high levels of a byproduct from the banned insecticide DDT in their bodies may be more likely to have a child with autism, a new study finds.