By Zoe Lee-Chiong Women should be able to choose how to deliver their children, with only limited exceptions. Unfortunately, American hospitals often restrict pregnant women from having a vaginal delivery, with harmful consequences. Take the case of Rinant Dray, who…
I have been seeing policymakers push to have the drug Makena taken off the market. Why? What is wrong with Makena?
Makena is a progestin injection used to reduce the risk of preterm birth, or birth before 37 weeks of pregnancy, in pregnant people with a history of spontaneous preterm birth. Policymakers and health advocates, including the NWHN, are advocating to…
As health care workers inevitably reduce the attention they give to people in labor in order to attend to the pandemic, support persons will be instrumental in making sure mothers and infants receive the care they need.
Doulas provide emotional support and coaching to women and their families, most often during and after childbirth. Doulas supplement other health care providers involved in birth and pregnancy and, ultimately, act as birth advocates.
Good information isn’t always enough to overcome bad systems.
Terbutaline is a medication used to delay preterm labor. It is in a class of drugs called betamimetics, which help prevent and slow contractions of the uterus.
The restrictions for Certified Midwives make the practice of midwifery inaccessible for many expecting parents. Some families who have used midwives have been charged with child abuse or neglect due to the regulations. And even if you live in a state where midwives practice legally, there could be insurance obstacles that block your access to these services.
Are there additional complications women should consider before conceiving in their mid-thirties?
It’s possible to become pregnant very soon after having a baby, so it’s important for new moms to think ahead about their postpartum birth control plan.