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…
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…
Pregnancy in a pandemic. These are words I never thought I’d use. But here I am, halfway through my pregnancy trying to navigate a global public health crisis. While every pregnancy poses its own challenges, mine has highlighted the ways in which telemedicine in the era of COVID-19 can expand access to quality care when done well and hinder it when done badly.
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.
Anti-abortion zealots have sought to criminalize miscarriage and charge women for “endangering” their pregnancies. Here’s what you need to know.
You may have heard the term “geriatric pregnancy” to describe pregnancy in women over age 35 — it’s come up a lot recently due to Meghan Markle’s pregnancy at age 37.
A new method for improving your chances of getting pregnant has been floating around parenting and TTC (trying to conceive) blogs recently: using a menstrual cup.
PCOS can cause your eggs to develop incorrectly or to not get released during ovulation. If eggs don’t get released, you can’t get pregnant.
Natural Cycles is a high-tech version of the classic rhythm method (also called natural family planning or the fertility awareness method) in which users track their ovulation cycles in order to avoid pregnancy.