pregnancy and childbirth

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.
This Is Pregnancy Over 40

This Is Pregnancy Over 40

The risks and realities — and more new stories from NYT Parenting.
Virginia Doctor Performed Hysterectomies Without Consent, Prosecutors Say

Virginia Doctor Performed Hysterectomies Without Consent, Prosecutors Say

Javaid Perwaiz, an obstetrician and gynecologist, was arrested and charged with health care fraud. In one instance, he was accused of tying one patient’s fallopian tubes without her knowledge,
Virginia Doctor Performed Hysterectomies Without Consent, Prosecutors Say

Virginia Doctor Performed Hysterectomies Without Consent, Prosecutors Say

Javaid Perwaiz, an obstetrician and gynecologist, was arrested and charged with health care fraud. In one instance, he was accused of tying one patient’s fallopian tubes without her knowledge,
Virginia Doctor Performed Hysterectomies Without Consent, Prosecutors Say

Virginia Doctor Performed Hysterectomies Without Consent, Prosecutors Say

Javaid Perwaiz, an obstetrician and gynecologist, was arrested and charged with health care fraud. In one instance, he was accused of tying one patient’s fallopian tubes without her knowledge,
A Surprising Finding on Paid Leave: ‘This Is Not the Way We Teach This’

A Surprising Finding on Paid Leave: ‘This Is Not the Way We Teach This’

New mothers who took leave in California were less likely to work a decade later than those who didn’t. Why?
‘Gender Reveal’ Celebration in Texas Led to a Plane Crash

‘Gender Reveal’ Celebration in Texas Led to a Plane Crash

The aircraft stalled after dumping hundreds of gallons of pink water, according to safety officials. It appears to be the latest in a growing list of similar announcements gone wrong.
In China, Working Mothers Say They Are Fired or Sidelined

In China, Working Mothers Say They Are Fired or Sidelined

Women who become pregnant say that employers discriminate against them in defiance of labor laws, and go largely unpunished.
In China, Working Mothers Say They Are Fired or Sidelined

In China, Working Mothers Say They Are Fired or Sidelined

Women who become pregnant say that employers discriminate against them in defiance of labor laws, and go largely unpunished.
WeWork’s Ousted C.E.O. Adam Neumann Is Accused of Pregnancy Discrimination

WeWork’s Ousted C.E.O. Adam Neumann Is Accused of Pregnancy Discrimination

In a federal complaint, a former chief of staff to Mr. Neumann said she was demoted twice after she became pregnant.
WeWork’s Ousted C.E.O. Adam Neumann Is Accused of Pregnancy Discrimination

WeWork’s Ousted C.E.O. Adam Neumann Is Accused of Pregnancy Discrimination

In a federal complaint, a former chief of staff to Mr. Neumann said she was demoted twice after she became pregnant.
Why Children (and Pregnant Women) May Want to Eat More Fish

Why Children (and Pregnant Women) May Want to Eat More Fish

There is some evidence that eating fish may make children smarter.

Women Get an Unwanted Surprise by Mail: You’re Pregnant! (They’re Not.)

A company’s attempt to recruit pregnant customers reached many who were not.

Women Get an Unwanted Surprise by Mail: You’re Pregnant! (They’re Not.)

A company’s attempt to recruit pregnant customers reached many who were not.
My Day as an Abortion Care Provider

My Day as an Abortion Care Provider

A thank you, a prayer for my soul, a 14-year-old.
19 Women Accused a Gynecologist of Abuse. Why Didn’t He Go to Prison?

19 Women Accused a Gynecologist of Abuse. Why Didn’t He Go to Prison?

The doctor reached a plea deal with the Manhattan district attorney, who is facing renewed criticism over his handling of the case.