Women's Health

New research links pregnancy spacing to autism risk

A study published in the medical journal Autism Research has identified a link between the amount of time between pregnancies and Autism Spectrum …

Pregnancy

Why are Germany's midwives feeling squeezed out?

Fewer midwives are attending to birth in the country, where insurance premiums are punitive and medical intervention is increasingly widespread. And it’s not only mothers who are missing their skills<p>Ten years ago, Dr Christiane Schwarz - a lecturer and researcher - decided that she could no longer …

Pregnancy

Monophasic birth control: Types, benefits, and side effects

Monophasic birth control pills are a form of contraception. They contain equal amounts of the hormones estrogen and progestin for an entire monthly …

Medicine

Abortion rates in US hit historic low, CDC report finds

Abortion rates in the United States have fallen to a historic low, according to the latest data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>The CDC report, which was released on Wednesday, found that the abortion rate nationwide dropped two percent between 2013 and 2014 amid the use …

Health

What You Need To Know About Freezing Your Eggs

Speaking on Australian TV this week, 26-year-old Rita Ora told presenters she had her eggs frozen in her early twenties. “Maybe that is me being a …

Pregnancy

Pregnant and breastfeeding women travelers underprotected from disease

(Reuters Health) - Pregnant and breastfeeding women who travel to places with high risk of diseases like malaria and yellow fever are less likely than other women travelers to be protected by vaccines and drugs, recent U.S. research suggests.<p>Lack of information about the safety of some preventive …

Public Health

Here's What Happened When I Went Off Birth Control Pills for Two Weeks

I've been taking birth control pills since I was 15. My gynecologist at the time wrote me a prescription because my periods were coming every two …

Health

Premature births and the fighting spirit of newborn babies

The birth of a baby is often a milestone in any family, bringing a little bundle of joy into the world and all the emotion that goes along with …

Babies

Ask An Adult: How Does The Morning After Pill Work?

News<p>We all know that the morning after pill can be used to prevent pregnancy following unprotected sex – but how does it work, how reliable is it and …

Contraception

Nigeria:Why the Death of a Woman after Giving Birth to Quadruplets Should Change Healthcare

[allAfrica] Last month the medical professionals at Malumfashi General Hospital, Katsina State, helped Gaje Zubairu bring the blessing of quadruplets …

Pregnancy

The Mom Who Felt Like She Was Failing

<i>Because no two paths to parenthood look the same, the Cut’s How I Got This Baby invites parents to share their stories. Want to share yours? Email</i></b> …

Pregnancy

Mum talks of 'immense' heartbreak of stillborn baby Asha's loss; medical misadventure verdict given

By Louise Roseingrave<p>A jury has delivered a verdict of medical misadventure at the inquest into the death of a baby stillborn at a Galway hospital in …

Pregnancy

Meet the Trafford mum who set up her own fitness business and overcame postnatal depression

When she was made redundant from her HR job whilst on maternity leave with her second child, Becca Broadbent didn’t despair.<p>She found a way to make …

Manchester

Why your vaginal microbiome (like your gut) is important - Health - ABC News

You've probably heard about the microbiome in your gut.<p>It's the collection of trillions of tiny microorganisms thought to have a powerful effect on …

Microbiome

Abortion raises the risk of premature death in women by 50 percent

Within the first 180 days, the risk of death from any cause is over twice as high following abortion compared to that following delivery. The risk of …

Research

Pregnant at 17 with a Down syndrome baby

I know I did. As a kid, I’d say to my older sister: “I wanna be a mum one day,” and she’d always turn around and say: “Not till you’re at least 50!” …

Pregnancy

Birth Injuries and Postpartum Pain - What It's Like to Have an Undiagnosed Childbirth Injury

When Jennifer had her second child in 2005, she knew within days that something worrisome had happened to her body. For the first time in her life, …

Pregnancy

Men More Likely Than Women to Get CPR

Outside of hospitals, men are much more likely to get CPR than women, a new study presented earlier this month at a meeting of the American Heart Association reports.<p>The findings are important because immediate CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, by a bystander is associated with a doubling of …

Health

The Real Cost Of Giving Birth In The U.S.

In fact, in most parts of the world it costs nothing, or next to nothing, to give birth.<p>The United States is the most expensive place on the planet to give birth to a child. According to the latest figures from the International Federation of Health Plans, the average out of pocket cost for a …

Women's News

5 Miscarriage Myths We Need to Stop Believing

"I am so sorry," I say. Then I wait.<p>"You did nothing that caused this miscarriage and there is absolutely nothing you could have done differently." I …

Pregnancy

Is It A Parasite—Or Just A Stomach Bug? Here's How To Tell

The symptoms are way more familiar than you might think.<p>Parasites are organisms that live by stealing nutrients from their hosts, and they often sound like something straight out of a sci-fi movie (picture that chest-bursting scene from <i>Alien</i>). But the reality is, parasitic infections are a lot more …

Medicine

Pregnant women who sleep on their backs double the risk of stillbirth: study

Pregnant women who sleep on their backs double the risk of having a stillbirth, a new study suggests.<p>The research, which was recently published in …

Health

Hormonal Birth Control Is Linked to a Higher Risk of Suicide, Study Says

TIME Health<p>For more, visit TIME Health.<p>Contraceptives are effective ways to prevent pregnancy, alleviate menstrual pain and ease heavy bleeding, but …

Psychology

Fit Moms Share the Relatable and Realistic Ways They Make Time for Workouts

These ladies understand that workouts look different when you're a mom. But follow their tips and you'll never miss a chance to move.<p>You're not alone: Moms everywhere can attest that squeezing in exercise—on top of everything else—is a true feat. But you don't need to be a celebrity mom with a …

Parenting

I Think, Therefore I Am Getting the Goddamned Epidural

<i>Rebecca Schuman | Longreads | November 2017 | 16 minutes (3989 words)</i>Until I was 34 weeks pregnant, I only considered the act of childbirth in …

Long-form Journalism

Getting pregnant right after stopping the pill: All you need to know

Taking the pill does not mean a woman never wants to get pregnant.<p>If the time arrives when she does want to conceive, she may wonder how long it will …

Pregnancy

Trump Administration Set to Defend Birth Control Rules That Pit Religion Against Women’s Health

Alicia Baker grew up in a deeply religious family. Her parents were leaders in their congregation. They took Baker and her sister on mission trips …

Rights & Freedoms

Disparities In Access To Health Care For Women

Disparities in access to health care and outcomes are strikingly different between Blacks and white women, and policy changes being made in Washington will have enormous impacts on women’s health.<p>For example, Black women have a much higher risk of pregnancy related complications and deaths—12 fold …

Health Care

Baby murder accused kept child's birth a secret, court hears

A MAN accused of murdering a newborn baby boy responded aggressively when neighbours enquired about the child in his arms, a court has heard.<p>Anthony …

Crime

How to Pick Up a Baby Without Hurting Your Back

<i>This is the sixth and final installment in the Postpartum Pain Clinic, a multi-part series on managing the aches and pains that come along with</i> …

Health