pregnancy and childbirth

Pregnant? Try Not to Sleep on Your Back

Pregnant? Try Not to Sleep on Your Back

Pregnant women who slept on their backs were more likely to have babies with low birth weight.
It’s 2040. We Need to Keep Abortion Legal in New York.

It’s 2040. We Need to Keep Abortion Legal in New York.

Thanks to a landmark ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade, abortion is now illegal everywhere except New York (and Hawaii). But a new bill threatens the legal status of abortions.
Hypertension in Pregnancy May Portend Cardiovascular Ills in Mothers

Hypertension in Pregnancy May Portend Cardiovascular Ills in Mothers

Pre-eclampsia was tied to a higher risk of stroke, heart attacks and other problems in mothers.

You Don’t Have to Give Until It Hurts

Adam Grant on why we need to rethink “The Giving Tree,” and more from NYT Parenting this week.
Twin Births in the U.S. Are Dropping, and Experts Have a Theory

Twin Births in the U.S. Are Dropping, and Experts Have a Theory

Researchers believe that the decline may be connected to advances in embryo transfers during in vitro fertilization.
Twin Births in the U.S. Are Dropping, and Experts Have a Theory

Twin Births in the U.S. Are Dropping, and Experts Have a Theory

Researchers believe that the decline may be connected to advances in embryo transfers during in vitro fertilization.
Twin Births in the U.S. Are Dropping, and Experts Have a Theory

Twin Births in the U.S. Are Dropping, and Experts Have a Theory

Researchers believe that the decline may be connected to advances in embryo transfers during in vitro fertilization.
Twin Births in the U.S. Are Dropping, and Experts Have a Theory

Twin Births in the U.S. Are Dropping, and Experts Have a Theory

Researchers believe that the decline may be connected to advances in embryo transfers during in vitro fertilization.
My American Surrogate

My American Surrogate

A Chinese businesswoman in California has become a matchmaker between Chinese parents and American wombs.
For Hockey’s Lamoureux Sisters, Perfect Ending Was Only a Pause

For Hockey’s Lamoureux Sisters, Perfect Ending Was Only a Pause

Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando could have skated off into the sunset after the 2018 Olympics. But they aren’t done with hockey yet.
French sperm bank risks going bust under new rules

French sperm bank risks going bust under new rules

Mon Dieu! France risks a shortage of frozen sperm if lawmakers approve new legislation that allows single women and lesbian couples access to in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and abolishes the right of
South Korean Clinic Performed Abortion on Wrong Woman, Police Say

South Korean Clinic Performed Abortion on Wrong Woman, Police Say

The police said they planned to ask prosecutors to indict the clinic’s doctor and a nurse on charges of inflicting accidental injury.
South Korean Clinic Performed Abortion on Wrong Woman, Police Say

South Korean Clinic Performed Abortion on Wrong Woman, Police Say

The police said they planned to ask prosecutors to indict the clinic’s doctor and a nurse on charges of inflicting accidental injury.
South Korean Clinic Performed Abortion on Wrong Woman, Police Say

South Korean Clinic Performed Abortion on Wrong Woman, Police Say

The police said they planned to ask prosecutors to indict the clinic’s doctor and a nurse on charges of inflicting accidental injury.
My American Surrogate

My American Surrogate

A Chinese businesswoman in California has become a matchmaker between Chinese parents and American wombs.
Exploring a Possible Link Between C-Sections and Autism

Exploring a Possible Link Between C-Sections and Autism

Children born by cesarean section may have important differences that affect their neurodevelopment.
Exploring a Possible Link Between C-Sections and Autism

Exploring a Possible Link Between C-Sections and Autism

Children born by cesarean section may have important differences that affect their neurodevelopment.
Wishing the World Could Be More Soft

Wishing the World Could Be More Soft

She expected to give birth on Christmas Day. What happened instead was too hard to explain.
America’s Abortion Rate Has Dropped to Its Lowest Ever

America’s Abortion Rate Has Dropped to Its Lowest Ever

New research suggests contraception and fewer pregnancies may be more responsible for the decline than state laws restricting abortion.
America’s Abortion Rate Has Dropped to Its Lowest Ever

America’s Abortion Rate Has Dropped to Its Lowest Ever

New research suggests contraception and fewer pregnancies may be more responsible for the decline than state laws restricting abortion.