pregnancy and childbirth

When the Surgeon Is a Mom

When the Surgeon Is a Mom

Nearly 40 percent of pregnant surgery residents consider dropping out. Many wonder: Why can’t the system accommodate motherhood?
When the Surgeon Is a Mom

When the Surgeon Is a Mom

Nearly 40 percent of pregnant surgery residents consider dropping out. Many wonder: Why can’t the system accommodate motherhood?
When the Surgeon Is a Mom

When the Surgeon Is a Mom

Nearly 40 percent of pregnant surgery residents consider dropping out. Many wonder: Why can’t the system accommodate motherhood?
When the Surgeon Is a Mom

When the Surgeon Is a Mom

Nearly 40 percent of pregnant surgery residents consider dropping out. Many wonder: Why can’t the system accommodate motherhood?
Finding Light at the Darkest Time of the Year

Finding Light at the Darkest Time of the Year

To experience the bright magic of raising my son, it felt as if I had to pay a price: My awareness of the darkness increased.
Boys Born Small at Higher Risk for Infertility

Boys Born Small at Higher Risk for Infertility

Low-birth-weight boys, but not girls, may be at increased risk for infertility as adults.
The Wild Woman Awakens

The Wild Woman Awakens

The 1992 feminist sensation “Women Who Run With the Wolves” has returned, as a new generation of artists embrace women’s bodies in all their hormonal, bloody glory.
The Big IVF Add-On Racket

The Big IVF Add-On Racket

This is no way to treat patients desperate for a baby.

Why Women on the Pill Still ‘Need’ to Have Their Periods

It comes down to decisions made by two men half a century ago.
C-Section Is Not Tied to Obesity in Children

C-Section Is Not Tied to Obesity in Children

A large new study found no link between the method of birth and obesity.
Premature Babies at Higher Diabetes Risk

Premature Babies at Higher Diabetes Risk

Infants born prematurely were at increased risk of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in ensuing decades.
Diabetes in Mothers Raises Heart Risks in Children

Diabetes in Mothers Raises Heart Risks in Children

Risks were especially high for heart failure, high blood pressure and blood clots among children born to mothers with diabetes.
A Divorced Mother Sues After Losing Her Title as Miss Ukraine

A Divorced Mother Sues After Losing Her Title as Miss Ukraine

Veronika Didusenko accused the Miss World organization of discrimination after being forced to give up her crown because she did not meet the entry requirements.
A Divorced Mother Sues After Losing Her Title as Miss Ukraine

A Divorced Mother Sues After Losing Her Title as Miss Ukraine

Veronika Didusenko accused the Miss World organization of discrimination after being forced to give up her crown because she did not meet the entry requirements.
New Abortion Bills Are So Tough That Some Conservatives Have Qualms

New Abortion Bills Are So Tough That Some Conservatives Have Qualms

Another surge of stringent abortion limits is expected in state legislatures next year, highlighting a rift among conservatives about political strategy.
New Abortion Bills Are So Tough That Some Conservatives Have Qualms

New Abortion Bills Are So Tough That Some Conservatives Have Qualms

Another surge of stringent abortion limits is expected in state legislatures next year, highlighting a rift among conservatives about political strategy.
How to Break the Poverty Cycle

How to Break the Poverty Cycle

How much good does a preschool experience offer children born in poverty? Enough to make their later lives much better, and they pass a heritage of opportunity on to their own children.
Fertility Rate in U.S. Hit a Record Low in 2018

Fertility Rate in U.S. Hit a Record Low in 2018

The rate of births fell again last year, according to new government data, extending a lengthy decline as women wait until they are older to have children.
Fertility Rate in U.S. Hit a Record Low in 2018

Fertility Rate in U.S. Hit a Record Low in 2018

The rate of births fell again last year, according to new government data, extending a lengthy decline as women wait until they are older to have children.
Dozens of Babies Died Because of U.K. Hospital Failings, Report Finds

Dozens of Babies Died Because of U.K. Hospital Failings, Report Finds

Problems at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust over 40 years led to what some say may be the biggest maternity scandal in the history of the National Health Service.