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Don't Dump Your Midwife

<i>Updated: Feb. 5, 10:55 a.m.</i><p>Major pediatric and gynecological groups recommend hospital births as the safest option for women, but it’s not …

Pregnancy

Call the midwife - no surprises for this mother who says home birth is best

Kate Edgley was amazed to be asked if she would consider a home birth for her second child after having had complications with her first, but she was very glad to have been given the option<p>Today’s news that women are less likely to suffer complications if they give birth away from doctors and …

The maternal obesity hypothesis: How a mother's health, before and during pregnancy, can affect her child's weight

It's a radical new theory rooted in the burgeoning field of epigenetics, and it speaks to one of the greatest burdens on public health in the modern age: obesity, a $2-trillion problem that affects some 2.1 billion people around the world.<p>In a controversial paper titled "The Childhood Obesity …

Epigenetics

The US is still the only developed country that doesn’t guarantee paid maternity leave

The US supreme court is hearing a pregnancy discrimination case that could have far-reaching effects for American women who work through their pregnancies<p>Jessica Valenti: Why doesn’t the US do more to help pregnant women?<p>The US supreme court on Wednesday is hearing the case of 42-year-old Peggy …

Mother and newborn baby go missing from maternity hospital

Police are ‘urgently’ hunting for a mother and her newborn baby daughter who went missing from a maternity hospital last night.<p>Charlotte Bevan, 30, …

Youth Voices: The Importance of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health - Girls' Globe

There is a movement stirring in the global community to build a new strategy to address maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health around the …